Judicial Training Methods

 

 

On 12-13 June 2014 the EJTN members, at the General Assembly in Thessaloniki, Greece, agreed to give life to a new Working Group (WG) devoted to “Judicial Training Methods” (JTM).

The opportunities leading to the creation of this new WG replied to the following requirements:

  • The necessity to share good judicial training practices among justice professionals and set up a new approach towards the delivery of training and knowledge to EU judges and prosecutors, according to changing needs and priorities;
  • The need to combine judicial training with the quality of justice;

Under the aegis of EJTN, the combined actions of its 3 Working Groups is concrete and self-evident, notwithstanding the specificities of each one of them: the WG “Exchange Programme” aims to favour exchanges (through a panoply of opportunities) of judges and prosecutors; the WG “Programmes” provides ad hoc-training actions in civil, criminal, linguistic and administrative justice cooperation at EU level.

AIM

The WG Judicial Training Methods can be read under the light of a “fil rouge” serving all these purposes, since its peculiarity lies in the creation of a proper environment for identification, research and dissemination of training tools. Its aim consists in proposing the most efficient and concrete training methodologies, applicable in all contexts.

Therefore, its contributions are polyhedric and transversal for any purposes of training tools development, by offering an actual reply to “training needs”, also through a wider recourse to E- tools.

KEY TOPICS

The WG JTM is organised according to seven Project Teams concerning the following key-areas:

  • Training needs assessment 
  • Innovative curricula/training plan
  • Innovative training methodology, E tools & E Learning
  • Judgecraft
  • Leadership
  • Train the Trainers activity on each of the 5 previous key-areas

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

In 2022, 11 training actions and one AC Training have been implemented. Due to pandemic reasons, most of the seminars were held online face-to-face, and three seminars were held face-to-face. A total of 227 trainees have taken part to online / face to face trainings and 56 experts collaborated to the organisation of these trainings. 

 

EVENTS IN 2022:


TM/2022/01

14- 15 February

Seminar on Personal Leadership

Prague, Czech Republic

TM/2022/02

14-15 March

Initial training trainers – coaching mentoring and tutoring

Ljubljana, Slovenia

TM/2022/03

24-25 March

Developing new methodology in EU-law training

Budapest, Hungary

TM/2022/04

21-22 April

Seminar addressed to beginner trainers

Tallinn, Estonia

TM/2022/05

5-6 May

Ethics, Bias, Assessment of Evidence, Judicial Resilience

Brussels, Belgium

TM/2022/06

13-14 June

Challenges on Distance Learning

ERA; Trier, Germany 

TM/2022/07

27 June- 1 July

Seminar on Probability, Statistics and Judicial Decision Making

Judicial Training Academy Trier, Germany

TM/2022/08

7-8 July

Communication for Leaders

Branderburg Jufdficial Academy, Germany

TM/2022/09

29-30 September

Introduction of the concept of training Judgecraft

Nicosia, Cyprus

TM/2022/10

6-7 October

Train the Trainers Seminar

Riga, Latvia

TM/2022/11

10-11 November

Seminar on Communication on Vulnerability

Sofia, Bulgaria

TM/2022/12

5-6 December

Seminar on Change Management

Thessaloniki, Greece

TM/2022/13

12-13 December

Seminar on Evaluation

       Krakow, Poland

ANY QUESTIONS?

For any queries concerning the Judicial Training Methods activities, please contact the EJTN Secretariat