Judicial Training Methods

On 12-13 June 2014 the EJTN members, at the General Assembly in Thessaloniki, Greece, agreed to give life to a new Working Group (WG) devoted to “Judicial Training Methods” (JTM).

The opportunities leading to the creation of this new WG replied to the following requirements:

  • The necessity to share good judicial training practices among justice professionals and set up a new approach towards the delivery of training and knowledge to EU judges and prosecutors, according to changing needs and priorities;
  • The need to combine judicial training with the quality of justice;

Under the aegis of EJTN, the combined actions of its 3 Working Groups is concrete and self-evident, notwithstanding the specificities of each one of them: the WG “Exchange Programme” aims to favour exchanges (through a panoply of opportunities) of judges and prosecutors; the WG “Programmes” provides ad hoc-training actions in civil, criminal, linguistic and administrative justice cooperation at EU level.


The WG Judicial Training Methods can be read under the light of a “fil rouge” serving all these purposes, since its peculiarity lies in the creation of a proper environment for identification, research and dissemination of training tools. Its aim consists in proposing the most efficient and concrete training methodologies, applicable in all contexts.

Therefore, its contributions are polyhedric and transversal for any purposes of training tools development, by offering an actual reply to “training needs”, also through a wider recourse to E- tools.


The WG JTM is organised according to seven Project Teams concerning the following key-areas:

  • Training needs assessment 
  • Innovative curricula/training plan
  • Innovative training methodology
  • E tools & E Learning
  • Judgecraft
  • Leadership
  • Train the Trainers


In 2020, 10 training actions and one AC Training have been implemented. Due to pandemic reasons, the two first train ing events (in February and March) have been held face-to-face, the following ones have been run online. A total of 254 trainees have taken part to face to face/online trainings and 43 experts collaborated to the organisation of these trainings. 

EVENTS IN 2021: 


23-24 February

Webinar "Innovative training curricula and change management" TM/2021/01 - EJTN Website 



8-9 March

Webinar "AC Training" TM/2021/02 - EJTN Website



27-28 April

Seminar on "Gather and share best practices on training needs assessment" TM/2021/03 - EJTN Website

Budapest, Hungary


28 June – 1 July

Seminar on "Ethics, bias and evidence" TM/2021/04 - EJTN Website

Konigs Wusterhausen, Germany


10-11 June

Seminar on "Challenges on distance learning. How to deal with training methods, tools and design" TM/2021/05 - EJTN Website

Tallinn, Estonia



Webinar on "Crisis Management" TM/2021/06 - EJTN Website



12-13 October

Seminar "Developing training skills for online and hybrid training sessions" TM/2021/07 - EJTN Website

Thessaloniki, Greece


18-19 November

Seminar on "Communication on vulnerability" TM/2021/08 - EJTN Website

Vienna, Austria


9-10 December

Conference on "The future of leadership training" TM/2021/09 - EJTN Website

Utrecht, The Netherlands


7 December

Webinar on "How to start distance learning: training methods, tools and design" TM/2021/10 - EJTN Website



25-26 November

Seminar on "Evaluation of innovative training methodology – past, present and future" TM/2021/11 - EJTN Website

Naples, Italy




For any queries concerning the Judicial Training Methods activities, please contact the EJTN Secretariat: Sara Sipos  Sara.SIPOS@EJTN.EU