Office of the Prosecutor General Head of Training Pia Meri

National Prosecution Authority, The Office of the Prosecutor General

The National Prosecution Authority is, independently and autonomously, responsible for organising the prosecutorial activities in Finland. The Office of the Prosecutor General is the central administrative unit of the National Prosecution Authority.

There are about 550 employees within the Finnish Prosecution Authority of which 390 are Prosecutors.

The Office of the Prosecutor General is responsible for all judicial and other training for prosecutors and personnel of the Prosecution Authority. In the Administrative Support Unit of the Office of the Prosecutor General three persons are working in the Training team: a Training manager, a Training planner and a Training coordinator.

The purpose of the training program is to maintain and develop professional skills and competences, promote best practices, find better working methods and processes and improve the quality of the work and well-being at work.

The Prosecution districts gather the training needs from their districts and in the Office of the Prosecutor general State Prosecutors will analyse these needs and plan the one-year training programme together with the Training team.

Individual courses are planned and designed by different planning groups, which are composed by State Prosecutors and Specialized Prosecutors and training experts. Planning groups define and decide more precisely the target of the course: it’s topics, methods and content

Annually the Training team offers around 90 course days for basic and advanced training, which translates into about 1.800 participant days.


  • 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 and Consumer Protection - Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz
  • 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