THEMIS

The highly acclaimed THEMIS Competition, open to future EU magistrates undergoing entry level training, is an event for debating topics, sharing common values, exchanging new experiences, discussing new perspectives and practicing judicial skills.

AIM

The main objective of the THEMIS Competition is to bring together future magistrates from different European countries to enable them to share common values, to exchange new experiences and to discuss new perspectives in areas of common interest.

KEY TOPICS

  • EU and European Criminal Procedure
  • EU and European Family law
  • EU and European Civil procedure
  • Judicial Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Access to Justice

ACHIEVEMENTS

In 2018, 41 teams from more than half of the EU Member States entered the THEMIS Competition (41 teams in the four Semi-finals and 8 teams in the Grand Final). 

EVENTS IN 2019

The THEMIS Competition is open to judicial trainees from all training institutions that are Members or Observers of EJTN. Teams of three judicial trainees accompanied by one teacher/tutor may enrol in the Competition, which consists of four semi-finals and a grand final. In 2019, THEMIS holds the following rounds: 

 Date  Place  Title  Activity reference

23-26 April

Budapest, Hungary

Semi-Final A:
EU and European Criminal Procedure

TH/2019/01

7-10 May

Thessaloniki, Greece

Semi-Final B:
EU and European Family law

TH/2019/02

11-14 June

Scandicci, Italy 

 Semi-Final C:
EU and European Civil procedure

TH/2019/03

2-5 July

Sofia, Bulgaria 

 Semi-Final D:
Judicial Ethics and Professional Conduct

TH/2019/04

 8-11 October

Bordeaux, France

 THEMIS 2019 Grand Final: Access to Justice

TH/2019/05

 

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL  4th of March 2019

The application process has two stages:

1. NCPs will need to create the teams in the OSP system and assign them to the specific Semi-final with the correct priority
2. In order to register the team, each Institution must certify the nomination by appending to the application form the Institution’s stamp. The form should be dated and signed by an authorised signatory from the Institution and the completed form sent send to THEMIS Project Manager (arno.vinkovic@ejtn.eu).

The THEMIS 2019 Registration form is available here.

An incomplete registration form will not be accepted as a valid entry.

If an Institution wishes to submit more than one team in the competition (whether in the same or other semi-final) an application complying with paragraph above should be sent in respect of each team.

Applications will be registered according to the date/time they are received by the EJTN Secretariat. 

 

ANY QUESTIONS?

Please review the current THEMIS rules for important information.

Learn more about THEMIS' roots and past competitions!

For any queries regarding the THEMIS Competition, please contact Mr Arno Vinkovic - EJTN Secretariat: arno.vinkovic@ejtn.eu