Apply online for the study visits of the Exchange Programme 2018: deadline 9th February 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

Within the Exchange Programme 2018, EJTN is pleased to launch a call for applications for a series of study visits at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the EU Institutions, EUROJUST, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and, new in 2018, The Hague Conference on Private International Law.

EJTN study visits are designed to familiarise judges and prosecutors of the EU MS with the visited institution through theoretical sessions as well as more practical activities. They take place in either English or French depending on the institution visited.

1. STUDY VISITS AT THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND AT THE COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

The aim of these study visits is to provide a deeper knowledge on the powers, organization and functioning of both courts. The study visits are designed for judges (including administrative judges), prosecutors and judicial trainers. 

1.5-day and 2.5-day study visits will be organised in 2018 according to the following calendar:

Court of Justice of the European Union, Luxembourg

European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg

19 – 20 March 2018, English

12 – 14 March 2018, English

28 – 29 May 2018, English

26 – 28 March 2018, French

2 – 3 July 2018, French

18 – 20 June 2018, English

10 – 11 September 2018, English

5 – 7 November 2018, English

29 – 30 October 2018, English

3 – 5 December 2018, English

 

2. STUDY VISITS AT THE EU INSTITUTIONS

Three-day study visits will be organised in the following EU institutions in Brussels: the European Commission, the Council of European Union, the European Parliament, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), and the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). These study visits are designed to provide a deeper knowledge on the role of EU institutions in the law-making process as well as the role and function of the European Anti-Fraud Office. The visits are addressed to judges (including administrative judges), prosecutors and judicial trainers.

Two study visits will be organised in 2018 according to the following calendar:

23 – 25 April 2018

English

17 – 19 September 2018

English

 

3. STUDY VISIT AT EUROJUST

One study visit of five days will be organised from 8 to 12 October 2018, in English at EUROJUST in The Hague, Netherlands, for prosecutors and investigative judges. The aim of this visit is to raise the participants’ awareness of the role of EUROJUST and its organization as well as to increase their understanding of the powers given to national members as well as the instruments available to them to accomplish their tasks.

4. STUDY VISIT AT THE EUROPEAN UNION AGENCY FOR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS (FRA)

Building on the success of the pilot experience in 2017, EJTN will repeat in 2018 the study visit at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and other institutions in Vienna (UNODC and possibly OSCE). The aim of the visit is to introduce the participants to the work of the visited institutions in the judicial context. Among the topics tackled will be the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights, FRA’s work in the area of Asylum and Migration, Hate Crime, the Rights of the Child and Data Protection.

Held in English, the visit will take place over 2 days duirng the week of 19-23 November (exact dates to be confirmed).

5. STUDY VISIT AT THE HAGUE CONFERENCE ON PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW

For the first time in 2018, EJTN will organize a study visit at The Hague Conference on Private International Law. Designed for family judges of the EU MS, this visit aims at providing a deeper knowledge on The Hague Conventions on the civil aspects of child abduction, parental responsibility and measures of protection of children, international recovery of child support and maintenance obligations. 

The visit will last for 1,5 days and will take place from 7 to 8 June 2018 in The Hague.

APPLY ONLINE!

Please note that the selection of participants to the Exchange Programme is the sole prerogative of EJTN’s Member organisations.