The highly acclaimed THEMIS Competition, open to future EU magistrates undergoing entry level training, is an event for debating topics, sharing common values, exchanging new experiences, discussing new perspectives and practicing judicial skills.
The main objective of the THEMIS Competition is to bring together future magistrates from different European countries to enable them to share common values, to exchange new experiences and to discuss new perspectives in areas of common interest.
The topics of the semi-finals and the grand final are different.
- International Cooperation in Criminal Matters
- International Judicial Cooperation in Civil Matters – European Family law
- International Judicial Cooperation in Civil Matters – European Civil procedure
- Judicial Ethics and Professional Conduct
- Right to a Fair Trial (Art 47 EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and Art 6 ECHR)
In 2019, 31 teams from more than half of the EU Member States entered the THEMIS Competition (31 teams in the four semi-finals and 8 teams in the grand final).
EVENTS IN 2019
The THEMIS Competition is open to judicial trainees from all training institutions that are Members or Observers of EJTN. Teams of three judicial trainees accompanied by one teacher/tutor may enrol in the Competition, which consists of four semi-finals and a grand final. In 2019, THEMIS holds the following rounds:
Please review the current THEMIS rules for important information.
Learn more about THEMIS' roots and past competitions!