Federal Ministry of Justice – Bundesministerium für Justiz

In Austria, the continuous training of magistrates is based on a balanced system of decentralized and centralized training modules designed by the judiciary.

Various judicial authorities are engaged in training matters: The Presidents of the four Courts of Appeal (Vienna, Graz, Linz and Innsbruck), the Association of Austrian Judges with its expert groups in specific law areas, the Public Prosecutors’ Offices at the four Courts of Appeal and the Federal Ministry of Justice annually create and organize a wide variety of training activities, ranging from seminars via conferences to symposia and even complete postgraduate university courses for judges and public prosecutors.

Within the Federal Ministry of Justice, the Department of Human Resource Development is responsible for the training of judges and public prosecutors. The annual training programme is available on the homepage of the judiciary (

Additionally, Austrian judges and public prosecutors profit from external training programmes offered by the partners of the Federal Ministry of Justice such as the European Judicial Training Network.

In 2016, 392 different training activities were open to the participation of 1.870 Austrian judges and 410 public prosecutors.


  • Austria
    • Federal Ministry of Justice – Bundesministerium für Justiz
  • Belgium
    • L’Institut de formation judiciaire (IFJ-IGO)
  • Bulgaria
    • National Institute of Justice
  • Croatia
    • The Judicial Academy of Croatia
  • Cyprus
    • Supreme Court of Cyprus
  • Czechia
    • Judicial Academy
  • Denmark
    • Court Administration / Domstolsstyrelsen
  • Estonia
    • Office of the Prosecutor General
    • Supreme Court of Estonia, Training Department
  • Finland
    • The National Courts Administration
    • National Prosecution Authority, The Office of the Prosecutor General
  • France
    • The French National School for the Judiciary
  • Germany
    • Academy of European Law (ERA)
    • Federal Ministry of Justice - Bundesministerium der Justiz
  • Greece
    • National School of the Judiciary
  • Hungary
    • National Office for the Judiciary
    • Office of the Prosecutor General
  • Ireland
    • The Judicial Studies Committee
  • Italy
    • Scuola Superiore della Magistratura
    • Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura
  • Latvia
    • Latvian Judicial Training Centre
    • The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Latvia
  • Lithuania
    • National Courts Administration
    • Office of the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
    • Parquet général
  • Malta
    • Judicial Studies Committee
  • Netherlands
    • Studiecentrum Rechtspleging
  • Poland
    • National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution
  • Portugal
    • Centre For Judicial Studies
  • Romania
    • National Institute of Magistracy
  • Slovak Republic
    • Judicial Academy of the Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
    • Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Slovenia Judicial Training Centre
  • Spain
    • Centro de Estudios Jurídicos
    • Escuela Judicial Consejo General del Poder Judicial
  • Sweden
    • Judicial Training Academy
    • Swedish Prosecution Authority