Our Secretary General

The Secretary General leads the Brussels-based Secretariat and coordinates a wide range of training programmes and exchanges for judges, prosecutors and court staff from across Europe.

Ingrid Derveaux

EJTN Secretary General – Ingrid Derveaux

Ms. Ingrid Derveaux is a French judge and a lecturer with over 15 years of professional experience in the legal field.

As of January 2023, she holds the position of Secretary General of the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN), for a 3-year mandate, being the first woman in this position. She leads EJTN’s secretariat in Brussels. The EJTN is the only network dedicated to providing training to European judges, prosecutors, court staff, and trainers, along with their respective national judicial training institutions.

Ms. Derveaux’s professional career in France encompasses judicial, managerial, and advisory roles in key justice institutions. She served as Deputy Head of the French National School for the Judiciary, Vice-Prosecutor at the Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office, Investigative judge in Nice, and judge in civil and criminal matters in the Cambrai court. Additionally, she has been working in the cabinet of the French Minister of Justice, contributing, among other things, to the negotiations for establishing the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (‘EPPO’).

As an academic and legal practitioner specialised in the field of criminal justice, Ms. Derveaux has lectured for several years on courses of criminal procedure at the University of Valenciennes.

She holds an advanced degree in Law, including a master’s in private law from Paris II Panthéon – Assas University.


About the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN)

EJTN was established in 2000 and brings together judicial training institutions from across the EU, along with the Academy of European Law. The organisation has Observers from non-EU countries, and has established strategic partnerships with EU institutions, agencies and other organisations.

EJTN’s primary goal is to develop training and exchange activities for European judges, prosecutors and court staff, to improve the quality of European justice, and to increase mutual understanding between members of the judiciary.

EJTN operates under the auspices of the EU and receives funding from the European Commission’s Justice Programme and its members.