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

Ingrid Derveaux has been serving as Secretary General of the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) since January 2023. She is EJTN’s seventh Secretary General and the first woman to hold the position. Ms Derveaux leads the Brussels-based Secretariat. EJTN coordinates a wide range of training programmes and exchanges for judges, prosecutors and court staff from across Europe.

Ms Derveaux headed the International Department at the French National School for the Judiciary (ENM) from 2020 to 2023, and coordinated ENM’s actions during the French Presidency of the Council of the EU. She was also the national contact point for the Euro-Arab Judicial Training Network and an Executive Board member of the International Organization for Judicial Training (IOJT), which brings together judicial training institutions worldwide.

Prior to this, Ms Derveaux was Vice-Prosecutor at the Paris Public Prosecutor’s office, where she specialised in financial crimes and insolvency proceedings. She also served as an investigating Judge at the Nice court, where she investigated criminal and organised crime cases and acted as contact point for international mutual assistance requests.

Between 2013 and 2015, Ms Derveaux worked at the French Ministry of Justice. She was initially a member of the diplomatic unit of the European and International Affairs department, before moving to the Cabinet of the Minister for Justice, where she was in charge of international relations. In this capacity, she prepared Justice and Home Affairs Council meetings and took part to the negotiations that led to the creation of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (‘EPPO’).

Earlier in her career, between 2010 and 2013, Ms Derveaux served as a civil and criminal law judge at the Cambrai court, and as a lecturer in criminal procedural law at Valenciennes University.

Ms Derveaux attended the ENM from 2008 to 2010. She holds a master’s degree in private law from Paris II Panthéon-Assas University and a law degree from Lille II 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.