Calls for applications

The call for applications for short-term exchanges in the courts/prosecution offices and training institutions of the EU MS under the Exchange Programme 2021 is now open : Deadline to apply: 26 February 2021, 18.00 CET. 

The below activities are now open for applications as part of the Exchange Programme 2021. 

  • Short-term (two weeks or one week) general exchanges for judges and prosecutors in the courts/prosecution offices of the EU Member States (EU MS) enable participants to share the work of their counterparts in another EU country and to familiarise themselves with a judicial system other than their own.
  • Specialised exchanges are designed for judges/prosecutors specialised in a specific area of law. Exchanges are offered in the courts/prosecution offices of the EU MS in a vast array of specialisations. 
  • Exchanges for court presidents and chief prosecutors allow members of the judiciary to shape their leadership and management skills. 
  • Exchanges for judicial trainers are organised in the judicial training institutions of the EU MS allowing participants to become familiar with the training methodologies, pedagogical tools, training programmes and best practices in the training of judges and prosecutors in the EU MS
  • Bilateral exchanges between courts/prosecution offices of the EU MS. In an exchange between two courts/prosecution offices of two different EU MS, one court/prosecution office from an EU MS will send a delegation of several judges/prosecutors to the corresponding court/prosecution office of the other EU MS, who will act as the hosting institution. Please read the call for applications for bilateral exchanges for details on how to apply. 

How to apply?

Except for bilateral exchanges, all applications must be submitted through the Exchange Programme online application form by Friday 26 February 2021, 18.00 CET. 

Attention: Applications for bilateral exchanges should not be submitted through the online application form. Applicant courts/prosecution offices should submit an exchange project comprising  the duly completed and signed application form, hosting agreement and privacy disclaimer to their national training institution. 

How is the selection made?

Applicants are preselected by the EJTN Member and partner institutions in each Member State. The EJTN secretariat allocates the preselected applicants function of the available places in the hosting countries.