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Judicial Training Workshop 2014

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Video recording

Links to the video recordings are inside the Programme which is available on the right hand side.


Background information

Background to the growing need for judicial training on European Union law.


Workshop on

Building upon good practices in European judicial training

Brussels, 26-27 June 2014

The videos, speeches and presentations made during the workshop are available when following the links inserted in the programme on the right hand side.


To enable training providers to exchange ideas and find partners for further developing training for legal practitioners in how to apply EU law.

The ideas are based on good practices for organising, implementing and evaluating such training that have been collected from across Europe in the framework of a Pilot project proposed by the European Parliament and implemented by the Commission.

The workshop also explained how providers can get EU-funding to help them introduce new training techniques (generally for projects involving cross-border cooperation).

The workshop contributed to the aim of the Commission´s Communication 2011pdf to deliver high-quality training to half of all legal practitioners by 2020.

Target audience

Anyone providing training for legal professionals (judges, prosecutors, lawyers, notaries, court staff, bailiffs, mediators) who is interested in good practices used in training other legal professions or in other EU countries.

*This does not include organisations that only monitor training of legal practitioners.*

Plenary session

Overview of the pilot project on European judicial training and the new funding possibilities for legal training – in particular the new Justice programme and the call for action grants exclusively for training projects in the second half of 2014.

Thematic working groups

Experienced training providers presented interesting examples on different aspects of organising judicial training in specific areas:

  • training needs assessment
  • supporting the trainers
  • methods of active participation
  • tackling linguistic barriers in training for participants from different Member States
  • e-learning
  • organising decentralised training activities
  • cross-border cooperation between training providers
  • evaluation of training activities.

Participants presented a concrete practice that they conduct or envisage introducing in the near future, building upon the practices presented.


Background information

Judicial Training 

The European e-Justice Portal (includes links to the results of the pilot project).