The European Commission has set up an Expert Group on European Judicial Training, which was recently renewed and now comprises penitentiary training. The expert group is managed by the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers (DG JUST) and made up of 30 experts, either in their personal capacity as experts or as representatives of common interest of stakeholders (namely, the judicial training institutions and networks).
Following a network-wide call for applications, the EPTA network named Mr. Cédric Le Bossé (firstname.lastname@example.org) from the French National Correctional Administration Academy) to represent its interests.
This webpage will be updated with all the information, documents & events that may be relevant for the members.
Expert group related
Reports on European Judicial Training
Documents from the European Commission
European platforms of interest
2022 Judicial Training Report
This eleventh European judicial training report measures the participation of targeted justice professionals in training on EU law and non-legal skills, and the quality of training. It helps to monitor the implementation of the quantitative and qualitative objectives set by the European judicial training strategy for 2021-2024.
In 2021, over 240 000 justice professionals (18.1 % of all EU justice professionals) received training on EU law (30% increase compared to pre-Covid period ; during the Covid period, there had been a major increase in online training). However, huge differences remain between the different professions and between Member States. This may have a negative impact on the correct and consistent application of EU law.
The priority to train justice professionals and prepare them to the continuing challenging times is in line with the 2022 Commission Communication ‘Enforcing EU law for a Europe that delivers’. The Commission pursues its ambition for high-quality training (national or cross-border) and the inclusion of digital skills and the use of new technologies (High-level EU conference “Judicial Training: The right skills to embrace digitalisation of Justice” – April 2023)
Regarding the training of prison and probation officers in 2021 for the responding EU Member States:
The ways in which training is offered to prison and probation staff in the responding EU Members States is diverse.
Documents from the EU Judicial Training Conference 6-7 May 2021