European Commission’s report on training for EU legal practitioners

Friday, January 11, 2019

  • The European Commission has published the European judicial training 2018 report, an important progress account of judicial training across the EU.
  • As a great marker of success, an ambitious 2020 training target has already been achieved two years ahead of schedule.

The European Commission has published the European judicial training 2018 report, an important assessment of the progress made toward reaching the 2020 judicial training targets the European Commission has set in its Building trust in EU-wide justice, a new dimension to European judicial training communication of September 2011.

Training target to be achieved early
The European judicial training 2018 report shows that a record-level of 180,000 legal practitioners took part in training activities in EU law or on the national law of another EU Member State in 2017. 

The European Commission’s ambitious target to enable 700,000 legal practitioners, half of the legal practitioners in the European Union, to participate in European judicial training activities by 2020 by accessing opportunities located at the local, national and European levels has already been achieved – two years ahead of schedule.

The comprehensive report also highlights other key aspects of European judicial training, including training participation by profession, length of training, training topics and quality indicators.

Looking ahead
The European Commission will now carry out a robust evaluation of the current strategy and bring forth recommendations for the future.

EJTN is honoured to continue working with the European Commission and Europe’s judicial training stakeholders in shaping the future of the European judiciary through training and supporting resources as well as with assisting in compiling vital annual progress statistics and reports.