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

Thursday, March 25, 2021

We are pleased to launch the next 6 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, (2)Criminal Justice, (3)Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, (4) Linguistics, (5) Judical Training Methods, and (6) Administrative Law Portfolios on 8th April, 22nd April, 6th May, 20th May, 3rd June, and 24th June 2021 respectively.

  • 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.


#6 - 2021
Topic: Digitalization in the field of judicial cooperation in civil matters

Speaker: Attorney at law at the Thessaloniki Bar Association, Greece Mr. Apostolos Anthimos 

Date: 8th of April 2021, 13h-14h CET (Brussels time)


  • The webinar will touch upon the recent initiatives of the European Commission in the field of digitalization, focusing on the expected repercussions in the field of judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters. Special attention will be given to the Communication 2020 (710): Digitalisation of justice in the European Union A toolbox of opportunities.

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:

  • Develop a systematic approach to the efforts of the EU to digitalize the field of judicial cooperation in civil matters.
  • Understand the significance of digitalization for a better access to Justice.
  • Identify the risks and assumptions of the initiative.
  • Become aware of the envisaged changes in the field of judicial cooperation in civil matters.

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#7 - 2021
 The Use of Restorative Justice in the Criminal Justice System

Speaker: Judge Patricia McNamara, Judge at Tallaght District Court, Dublin, Ireland

Date: 22nd of April 2021, 13h-14h CET (Brussels time)

Content: The practical application of the Council of Europe Recommendation CM/Rec (2018) concerning Restorative Justice in criminal matters - from a Judge's perspective.

Main target group: Criminal J udges and prosecutors

Learning outcomes: Upon the successful completion of this webinar, participants will be able strengthen the awareness of the benefits of using Restorative Justice in Criminal matters for victims, communities and offenders; aiming to achieve satisfaction within the justice process for all stakeholders. 

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#8 - 2021
 Fundamental rights and the environmental crisis

Speaker: Mrs. Heloísa Oliveira, PhD. University of Lisbon; Associate Researcher at Centre for Research in Public Law at University of Lisbon School of Law in Portugal

Date: 6th of May 2021, 13h-14h CET (Brussels time)


  • A crossroads: fundamental rights and the environment 
  • Duties of the States concerning fundamental rights and  environmental protection (international, EU and national law)
  • Duties of companies: environmental due diligence?
  • Environmental litigation: an overview

Main target group: Judges and prosecutors acting in the European judiciary system 

Learning outcomes: The purpose of this webinar is to present an overview of the legal crossroads between fundamental rights and environmental protection and to provide judges with adequate tools for reasoning in highly complex environmental cases on the grounds of fundamental rights’ violation. 

Presentation is available here

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#9 - 2021
 Personal Elevator Pitch

Speaker: Mrs. Denisa Petriláková – Linguist and methodology consultant with Judicial Academy of the Slovak Republic; Legal English lecturer at Czech Constitutional Court 

Date: 20th of May 2021, 13h-14h CET (Brussels time)

Content: Elevator pitch or quick tips and practice on how to talk about your backgrounds, education, memorable cases and joys and pitfalls of your profession.

Learning outcomes: Upon the successful completion of this webinar, participants will be able to learn and practice how to deliver a brief, and a clear message that explains their professional background and experience (it’s called an elevator speech because it should be short enough to be delivered during an elevator ride.) Participants will explore relevant vocabulary as well as practice some short and easy pitch presentation techniques - this is to help them build their professional network,  connect with colleagues or counterparts from other member states  as well as  showcase their abilities and express their personal mission statement when it comes to their career in the judiciary and even beyond.

You can download the used presentation as a pdf here . Ms Petriláková also asked us to share the video Voice training for personal pitch : Margaret Tatcher as well as a TED talk about how judges can show more respect.

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#10 - 2021
 Understanding and Improving Communication

Speaker: Mr. Leslie Cuthbert, Legal Specialist Generalist, Tribunal Judge at Firt Tier Tribunal Social Entitlement Chamber in London, United Kingdom

Date: 3rd of June 2021, 13h-14h CET (Brussels time)

Content: Explanation of the communication cycle, how communication breaks down or miscommunication occurs and types of appropriate versus inappropriate questions.

Main target group: Everyone since everyone communicates every day 

Learning outcomes: Upon the successful completion of this webinar, participants will be able to understand how we communicate, how communication can go wrong and how to ask appropriate as opposed to inappropriate questions to obtain the best evidence.

You can download the used presentation hereMr. Leslie Cuthbert also asked us to share the guidelines for remote hearings

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#11 - 2021
 Covid-19 and its impact on Privacy Rights

Speaker: Mr. Marko Jurić, Assistant Professor at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law in Croatia

Date: 24th of June 2021 13h-14h CET (Brussels time)

Content: Pandemic of COVID-19 is impacting the way in which personal data are being collected and processed. Firstly, there are many initiatives on the national and international level which, for the purposes of ensuring public health and safety, propose new data processing operations. Secondly, many states are relying on existing and new personal data registers in order to track and control the spread of disease. Due to the unpredictable development of the disease and the need to react to it very quickly, many data processing operations are conducted without paying too much attention to ensuring compliance with legal requirements.The purpose of this webinar is to analyse the scope of personal data protection laws in Europe and their possible restrictions and derogations, all in the context of evaluating compliance of national and international processing operations with human rights conditions and safeguards.

Main target group: Administrative Judges, but not exclusively 

Learning outcomes: Upon the successful completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the scope of application of General Data Protection Regulation and relevant sectoral laws
  • Understand derogations and restrictions of the right to personal data protection under the CFEU, ECHR and the General Data protection regulation
  • Analyse the compliance of data processing operations with relevant human rights standards in terms of legal foreseeability, legitimacy and necessity

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