EJTN receives a study visit from Georgia

Thursday, December 13, 2018

  • EJTN was delighted to welcome a study visit delegation from Georgia’s High School of Justice.
  • Study visits provide ideal opportunities to help impart knowledge and experience, solidify trust among the international judiciary and build vital international networks.

EJTN was delighted to receive a study visit delegation in early December from Georgia’s High School of Justice that was arranged under the auspices of the European Union’s Twinning instrument, which fosters institutional cooperation between the public administrations of EU Member States and of the beneficiary or partner countries.

The delegation from the Georgia’s High School of Justice consisted of 7 members. Mr. Giorgi Mirotadze, Mr. Bezhan Turmanidze, Ms. Tamar Zambakhidze, Ms. Aniko Parjiani, Ms. Sophio Tsiklauri, Ms. Ketevan Botchorishvili and Ms. Nino Nikoleishvili represented a broad range of roles, including the Acting Director of the High School of Justice, judges, trainers and heads of units. An interpreter also accompanied the delegation.

Mr Walter Rochel, Ms. Michaela Hauf and Ms. Janina Berg, representatives of the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), also attended the first day of the two-day study visit and met with the Georgian delegation.  

Focus on EJTN Observers
On its part, EJTN provided a presentation on EJTN’s mission, work plans and strategies with an emphasis on its relationship with EJTN Observers. The activities implemented by EJTN’s Programmes Unit were profiled, and a closer look was taken at programmes open to EJTN Observers, including the highly acclaimed THEMIS Competition for future EU magistrates. EJTN’s Exchange Programmes Unit was also presented, and options available for EJTN Observers, including AIAKOS and exchanges for in-service judges, were highlighted.

EJTN’s Judicial Training Methods Programme was also highlighted as were EJTN’s various e-tools utilised in managing and administrating judicial training and its training programmes.

After visiting EJTN, the delegation also arranged for further visits to other organisations, including EJTN’s Belgian Member, the Judicial Training Institute (JTI).

EJTN is honoured to receive visiting delegations from around the world and is pleased to be a recognised player within the judicial training sphere for visiting international groups. Visiting delegations to EJTN such as this one provide an ideal opportunity to help impart knowledge and experience, solidify trust amongst the international judiciary and build vital international networks.