EU judicial training policy
European judicial training is important for all legal practitioners, with priority for judges and prosecutors, in order for them to become competent in the implementation of the European legislative framework. Trust and understanding between legal practitioners will ensure the rights of individuals and companies are upheld in a clear and consistent manner.
EU training networks & structures
With the developments in European legislation and greater mobility of European citizens, a clear need has emerged in the past decade for continuous training for legal practitioners at European level. Such training is provided by several European structures established with the support of Member States, and a number of professional organisations, often with supported by European funding.
National training structures
Information on the organisation of national training of legal practitioners. Training arrangements in the EU countries ensure the quality and scale of the training.
The European e-Justice Portal is one of the tools contributing to the development of European judicial training. By providing access to information and other educational material, it significantly increases the number of people who can self-train and/or incorporate European legislation into their training sessions.
Good planning is essential for the success of a training course. The following (though not always directly related to European judicial training) are examples of good training practices and may be useful to training providers.
Good training practices
Trainers will find factsheets here describing good practices in training judges and prosecutors. The practices cover a wide range of topics, from training needs assessment to training delivery and evaluation.