EJTN’s new Summer School programme is launched!

Friday, March 23, 2018

  • EJTN’s first Summer School set of judicial training events was held in Brussels.
  • The Summer School programme is especially designed for trainee and early-career judiciary.   

EJTN was delighted to recently hold the first seminar of the new EJTN Summer School set of judicial training events. Held March 12-16 at the premises of EJTN’s Belgian Member, the Judicial Training Institute, the event attracted 36 attendees (9 French-speaking and 27 English-speaking participants).

The training in criminal linguistics was an intensive five-day, face-to-face course designed for EU trainee judges and prosecutors working within judicial cooperation in criminal matters. It helped to develop both the legal and linguistics skills of the participants by combining legal information and language exercises in a practical and dynamic way.

In keeping with EJTN’s highly acclaimed methodology of linguistics training, participants were divided into four small groups, three to be developed in English and one to be carried out in French. Each group was trained for the entire week by a team composed of a linguist expert and a legal expert acting simultaneously. The course combined theoretical and practical sessions of the four basic language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, all within legal terminology.

Tailored training
EJTN’s new Summer School programme is designed particularly for the early-career judiciary, namely trainee judges and prosecutors. The seminars are run to match the greatest availability of trainee judges and prosecutors. The Summer School programme complements EJTN’s other training opportunities, such as the acclaimed THEMIS and AIAKOS programmes, designed for the trainee and early-career judiciary.   

This training in criminal linguistics will be run twice in 2018, and similar training in civil linguistics will be added in the next year.

EJTN is delighted to offer a diversified portfolio of judicial training, specifically tailored for the needs of distinct groups of the judiciary.