Austria

Federal Ministry of Constitutional Affairs, Reforms, Deregulation and Justice – Bundesministerium für Verfassung, Reformen, Deregulierung und Justiz

 

In Austria, the continuous training of magistrates is based on a balanced system of decentralized and centralized training modules designed by the judiciary.

Various judicial authorities are engaged in training matters: The Presidents of the four Courts of Appeal (Vienna, Graz, Linz and Innsbruck), the Association of Austrian Judges with its expert groups in specific law areas, the Public Prosecutors' Offices at the four Courts of Appeal and the Ministry of Constitutional Affairs, Reforms, Deregulation and Justice annually create and organize a wide variety of training activities, ranging from seminars via conferences to symposia and even complete postgraduate university courses for judges and public prosecutors.

Within the Ministry of Constitutional Affairs, Reforms, Deregulation and Justice, the Department of Human Resource Development is responsible for the training of judges and public prosecutors. The annual training programme is available on the homepage of the judiciary (http://www.justiz.gv.at).

Additionally, Austrian judges and public prosecutors profit from external training programmes offered by the partners of the Ministry of Constitutional Affairs, Reforms, Deregulation and Justice such as the European Judicial Training Network.

In 2016, 392 different training activities were open to the participation of 1.870 Austrian judges and 410 public prosecutors.

Contact

Federal Ministry of Constitutional Affairs, Reforms, Deregulation and Justice
 1070 Vienna, Museumsstraße 7
 Tel: +43 1 52152 2732
 email: team.pr@bmvrdj.gv.at