EU level meeting on Judicial Training Needs hosted online by EJTN

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

In order to be successful, all training programmes must begin with a needs assessment 

What kind of training do judges and prosecutors need?

65 participants from the European Commission, EJTN, other judicial training stakeholders and partners with EJTN, gathered online last week for their yearly meeting  to discuss and exchange views on this crucial question.
Training needs assessment is the initial stage and perhaps the most critical element of the training cycle that further comprises training objectives, plan and design of the training, implementation and evaluation of the training.

In the core part of the meeting, attendees were divided into small groups: Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Civil Law, Human Rights and Fundamental freedoms, Linguistics, Judicial Training Methods.  
The results of these workshops will be taken into account when EJTN drafts its training programme of 2022.
This work is done by its four Programmes sub-working groups (Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Civil Law, Human Rights and Fundamental freedoms) , as well as Linguistics and Judicial Training Methods working groups, in their spring plenary meetings.
Other input for these groups comes from a consultation of EJTN Members and feedback from judges and prosecutors themselves.  

Judicial training needs discussed by EJTN with various key actors in the field

EJTN would like to thank its core partners, all of them key actors in their field, for attending our meeting and providing us with their valuable input:

  • EC’s DGs Justice and Consumers; Competition ; Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion; Environment; Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs; Migration and Home Affairs ; International Partnerships ; Translation ;  Health and Food Safety;  European Anti-Fraud Office
  • EUFJE European Union Forum of Judges for the Environment
  • AEAJ Association of European Administrative Judges
  • IARLJ International Association of Refugee and Migration Judges
  • ACA - Europe Association of the Councils of State and Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions of the European Union
  • EJN -  Criminal European Judicial Network in Criminal Matters
  • NADAL Network of Public Prosecutors or equivalent institutions at the Supreme Judicial Courts of the Member States of the EU
  • ENPE European Network of Prosecutors for the Environment
  • EJN - CC European Judicial Network in Civil and Commercial Matters
  • GEMME European Association of Judges for Mediation
  • ENCJ European Network of Councils for the Judiciary
  • NPSJC Network of the Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the EU
  • Eurojust European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation
  • EASO European Asylum Support Office
  • EPPO European Public Prosecutor Office 
  • FRA European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights