Institut de Formation Judiciaire

Law and statute
The Judicial Training Institute (JTI) is a young Belgian institution, and has been founded by the law of 31 January 2007. It commenced its activities on 1 January 2009.

The JTI has been founded under the form of a parastatal ‘sui generis’ of which the structure guarantees the independency of the magistracy and allows the JTI to autonomously identify and to organise training courses for the personnel member of the judiciary.

Moreover, the statute enables a coherent approach and vision regarding training.

This autonomy, however, doesn’t mean the JTI unilaterally (or in isolation) identifies the appropriate or necessary training. On the contrary, the JTI supports an extensive involvement of respective stakeholders, so that they could make their observations known to the JTI.


The JTI is composed of three organs:

  1. The direction;
  2. The governing board; and,
  3. The scientific committee.


As an independent federal body, the JTI wants to contribute to a quality justice by developing in an optimal way the professional competences of the magistrates and the personnel members of the judiciary in a European perspective.

In order to develop those professional competences, the JTI distinguishes itself from other training institutions in its training courses: aside from the initial training, it organises hands-on training courses that no other organisation offers.


The JTI wants to become the reference body by promoting a learning culture that valorises the skills and competences of its target audience by sustaining permanently its need to adapt.


The JTI offers magistrates and the personnel members of the judiciary a diverse training offer, basis training offers, management courses, international exchange programmes,…

By offering these training, the JTI want to upgrade the skills of each member of the Judiciary in order to realise an efficient and effective Justice at the service of the citizen.

To achieve this objective, the JTI tends to offer hands-on and tailor-made training offer.

Hands-on and tailor-made training offer

The mission of the JTI goes beyond ‘providing education’, but is increasingly about supplying ‘tailored competence development’, which is only possible by integrating different forms of teaching and guidance, and focusing on critical competences.

The JTI has to provide the means for individualised development paths based on the empowerment of those involved, integrating different forms of learning.


  • 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