Next EJTN 1h lunchtime webinar series in the second half of 2021

Thursday, July 08, 2021

We are pleased to launch the next 10 EJTN webinars of the series 1 hour lunchtime webinars in the format 1 topic/1 expert/1 hour to be implemented within:

1. Civil Law (8 July 2021)
2. Criminal Justice (22 July 2021)
3. Human and Fundamental Rights (9 September 2021)
4. Linguistics (23 September 2021)
5. Judicial Training Methods (7 October 2021)
6. Administrative Law (21 October 2021)
7. Civil Law (4 November 2021)
8. Training Methods (18 November 2021)
9. Human and Fundamental Rights (2 December 2021)
10 Linguistics (16 December 2021)

  • No formal application.
  • No selection process.
  • No national quota foreseen in these webinars.
  • All webinars will be composed of a short introduction and a 30 minutes presentation. 
  • You will have the opportunity to ask questions in the Q/A session.
  • The link to the Microsoft Teams platform is posted under each event.

 

#13 - 2021
Topic: Telework in the EU during and beyond the Covid-19 Pandemic 

Speaker: Labour Judge; Trainer of Labour Law in the Judicial School in Lisbon, Portugal Ms Cristina Cruz 

Date: 8 July 2021, 13h-14h CET (Brussels time)

Content: 

  • Telework: concept
  • Overview on European policies and main International and EU Instruments
  • Main aspects to consider while instituting a telework regime
  • Teleworking post Covid-19
  • Main target group: Judges, prosecutors and other members of the EU judiciary. 

Learning outcomes: 

By the end of this webinar the participants will be able to: Achieve an overall picture of the importance of telework and its EU legal framework, not only in the case of an unforeseen event, such as Covid-19 pandemic, but as a future prominent form of working and the key issues to consider in the institution of a telework regime to highlight the level of protection of teleworkers (such as: privacy, work organisation, information, equal treatment, fair working conditions).

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#14 - 2021
Topic: The impact of Covid-19 on international cooperation in criminal matters  

Speaker: Specialized Court of Appeal Sofia, Bulgarian Contact Point at European Genocide Network, Contact Point at European Judicial Network and National Contact Person of the National Network for International Cooperation in Criminal Matters  Judge Marieta Nedelcheva 

Date: 22 July 2021, 13h-14h CET (Brussels time)

Content: 

  • Overview of the impact of the pandemic on international cooperation in criminal matters, adaption to digitalisation, challenges, and opportunities as well as lessons learned
  • Main target group: Judges and prosecutors 

Learning outcomes: 

By the end of this webinar the participants will be able to understand the challenges imposed by the pandemic in ensuring cross-border cooperation and exchange of evidence; cross-border investigation in a digital world; how to ensure smooth cooperation in the light of travel restrictions and online world .

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#15 - 2021
Topic: Social Media for Judges 

Speaker: Vice President of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia  Mr Marin Mrčela  

Date: 9 September 2021, 13h-14h CET (Brussels time)

Content: 

  • This webinar will focus on various implications of use of social media by judges from ethical and practical perspective.
  • Main target group: EU Judges

Learning outcomes: 

By the end of this webinar the participants will be able to :

  • Perceive the impact of their activity on social media as judges
  • Identify risks of the use of social media to judge's appearance of impartiality
  • Understand the need to strike a balance between the judges’ freedom of opinion and expression on social media and the requirement of neutrality.

PRESENTATION: Social Media for Judges

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#15 - 2021
Topic: Metaphorical expressions in the language of judicial cooperation 

Speaker: Lecturer in Legal English and Translation, Department of English, University of Alicante, Trainer in legal English for EJTN Mr Miguel Ángel Campos Pardillos 

Date: 23 September 2021, 13h-14h CET (Brussels time)

Content: 

In the vocabulary of judicial cooperation, there are frequent metaphors that conceptualize abstract notions with desirable images based on living beings and on tangible objects (especially instruments, buildings, areas and structures), or portraying cooperation as a journey where progress is either the only acceptable option or a weapon in a fight against cross- border crime. Our presentation will offer an overview of these metaphors and the effects they produce among addressees, creating a favourable image of cooperation.

  • Main target group: Anyone interested in the topic

Learning outcomes: 

By the end of this webinar the participants will be able to raise:

  • Raise awareness of metaphorical expressions in judicial cooperation 
  • Enhanced proficiency in English for judicial cooperation 
  • Increased ability for successful communication and persuasion in English as an international language


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#16 - 2021
Topic: Dealing with conflicts 

Speaker: Lecturer at the Department of Development & Environmental Studies, Palacký University in the Czech Republic Mr Radovan Dluhý-Smith  

Date: 7 October 2021, 13h-14h CET (Brussels time)

Content: 

  • Presentation covering Definition of Conflicts; Conflict Styles, the Non-violent Communication Model, followed by discussion.
  • Main target group: Presidents of Courts, Chief Prosecutors 

Learning outcomes: 

By the end of this webinar the participants will be able to raise:

  • Identify the different ways of dealing with conflicts with reference to different types of personalities
  • Better handle conflict in a workplace

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#17 - 2021
Topic: An overview of the Foreign Direct Investment mechanisms across the EU

Speaker: Attorney at law at the Brussels and Rome Bar Associations, Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges and Conférencier at the University Paris II, Panthéon-Assas Mr Massimo Merola  

Date: 21 October 2021, 13h-14h CET (Brussels time)

Content: 

  • The webinar will touch upon the regulation of Foreign Direct Investment screening in the European Union: origin, objectives, common features of most national regimes, the European coordination mechanism, scope of judicial review.
  • Main target group: Judges, prosecutors and other members of the EU judiciary 

Learning outcomes: 

By the end of this webinar the participants will be able to raise:

  • Understand the essential elements of the FDI legal framework
  • Understand the sharing of competences between EU and national authorities and judges
  • Identify the main issues that can be of relevance for the judiciary
  • Anticipate possible developments in the field

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Power Point Presentation


#18 - 2021
Topic: Contract law and the impact of Covid-19 

Speaker: Professor at the University of Palermo  Mr Roberto Natoli   

Date: 4 November 2021, 13h-14h CET (Brussels time)

Content: 

  • The webinar will touch upon the impact of health emergency on the contractual law. 
  • Main target group: Judges, but not exclusively  

Learning outcomes: By the end of this webinar the participants will be able to: -Identify the risks posed by the pandemic on contractual relations; Find mitigating solutions on how to deal with contracts affected by the pandemic

By the end of this webinar the participants will be able to raise:

  • Identify the risks posed by the pandemic on contractual relations
  • Find mitigating solutions on how to deal with contracts affected by the pandemic

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#19 - 2021
Topic: Confirmation Bias in Criminal Trials

Speaker: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Security and Crime Science, University College London  Ms Moa Lidén   

Date: 18 November 2021, 13h-14h CET (Brussels time)

Content: 

The webinar will focus on confirmation bias in the trial phase, while briefly outlining the relevance of the bias also during the investigative phase. It will deal not only with different manifestations of the bias but also with potential strategies for bias mitigation, so-called debiasing techniques.

  • Main target group: Judges and prosecutors 

Learning outcomes: 

By the end of this webinar the participants will be able to raise:

  • Identify how confirmation bias may manifest itself in criminal cases, focusing on criminal trials and judges and prosecutors’ decision making, while also understanding the importance of this bias during criminal investigations (e.g. interviews, criminal investigations, forensic analysis).
  • Draw upon the explanations of confirmation bias found in e.g. cognitive and social psychological research, the webinar also offers potential bias mitigation strategies

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Pdf Presentation


#20 - 2021
Topic: Art. 47 of the Charter: new challenges concerning the exercise of the right to access to justice under the pandemic time

Speaker: Judge, President of the Court of First Instance at Ioannina, Greece Mr Petros Alikakos  

Date: 2 December 2021, 13h-14h CET (Brussels time)

Content: 

  • Τhe webinar will handle the topical issue of the restrictions to the right of access to justice under the pandemic time. It will then touch upon the most usual initiatives to tackle the above restrictions, mainly through the use of the technology. Special attention will be given to the extent of the use of the technology in the judicial systems and the advocacy of the fundamental right of access to justice in the framework of this use.
  • Main target group: EU judges and prosecutors 

Learning outcomes: 

By the end of this webinar the participants will be able to raise:

  • Have a holistic approach to the restrictions of the right of access to justice under the pandemic time.
  • Understand the significance of digitalization for a better access to Justice in critical times.
  • Identify the risks and assumptions of digitalization regarding the fundamental right of access to justice.
  • To envisage the future of the judicial systems with the use of IT

ALIKAKOS PRESENTATION

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#21 - 2021
Topic: Legal English in the European Union after Brexit

Speaker: Lecturer in legal English and legal translation, National Distance Education University (UNED). Trainer in legal English for EJTN, ERA, Eurojust/EJN and the Spanish Council of the Judiciary Ms Eva Samaniego Fernández  

Date: 16 December 2021, 13h-14h CET (Brussels time)

Content: 

  • The webinar shall include the current position of English in the European Union, the sources of legal vocabulary in the European Union, ‘correct’ vs. ‘comprehensible’ legal English and current and future changes in EU legal English after Brexit.
  • Main target group: Linguists, judges, prosecutors and anyone interested 

Learning outcomes: 

By the end of this webinar the participants will be able to raise:

  • Identify the role and position of English as a lingua franca in the EU;
  • Recognise the different sources of legal vocabulary in English in the EU;
  • Distinguish between ‘correct’ and ‘comprehensible’ / ‘acceptable’ legal English;
  • Appraise the changes that are already taking place with legal English in the European Union after Brexit.

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