The Portuguese Council Presidency and the European Commission are jointly organising a conference on “Modernising EU justice systems by boosting training of justice professionals” which will be held online on 6-7 May 2021. This online conference is one of the milestones in the dissemination and implementation of the new ambitious European judicial training strategy for 2021-2024, adopted on 2 December 2020 and published as a Commission Communication on ‘Ensuring justice in the EU —a European judicial training strategy for 2021-2024’.
With this two-day conference, the new European judicial training strategy will be disseminated and the Council conclusions ‘Boosting training of justice professionals’ presented to all main stakeholders involved in training justice professionals, including judges, prosecutors, lawyers, notaries, court staff, bailiffs and prison and probation staff. The conference will hopefully enable to discuss how to reach the strategy’s new quantitative objectives and qualitative priorities with all stakeholders and ensure the commitment to step-up the efforts in training justice professionals.
The conference is primarily addressed to those who are in charge of training activities for justice practitioners in the EU Member States, but also in the Western Balkans. EU level organisations and networks representing the professionals concerned are also invited to join this event.
For additional information please click here to view the programme of the conference.
Two representatives per justice profession and per Member State may participate at the conference, as well as two representatives per EU-level training providers, professional organisations and networks.**
Organisations interested in participating are kindly requested to save the date and to send an e-mail to JUST-JUDICIAL-TRAINING@ec.europa.eu in order to receive a formal invitation.
Should you have any queries, please contact: JUST-JUDICIAL-TRAINING@ec.europa.eu
**Two representatives of EPTA are welcome to join. And two participants per profession per Member State and one representative of the Member States themselves. In other words, two national representatives involved in the organization of the training of judges and prosecutors, two national representatives involved in the organization of training of court staff, two national representatives involved in the organization of training of lawyers, two national representatives involved in the organization of training of notaries, two national representatives involved in the organization of training of bailiffs and two national representatives involved in the organization of training of probation and prison staff. In some Member States, the same Ministries take charge of the training of judges, prosecutors, prosecutors and court staff and even prison staff.
With “two representatives per training providers” it is meant that EU-Level training providers and networks that offer training such as EJTN, ERA, EPTA, etc. and not the national training providers involved in EU training. As they are already covered by the above.