Exchange Programme 2022 call for applications: deadline 22 December 2021

Thursday, November 18, 2021

  • EJTN is proud to open its Exchange Programme 2022 call for applications.
  • The Exchange Programme for judicial authorities is the EJTN flagship activity. 

EJTN is delighted to announce the opening of the call for applications for the 2022 Exchange Programme for Judicial Authorities!

The below activities are now open for applications as part of the Exchange Programme 2022. 

Short-term exchanges in the courts/prosecutions offices/judicial training institutions of the EU MS

  • 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. 
  • 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. Attention: Applications for bilateral exchanges shall not be submitted through the online application form. Applicant courts/prosecution offices shall submit an exchange project comprising the duly completed and signed application form, hosting agreement and privacy disclaimer to their national training institution.
  • Exchanges for judicial trainers allow participants to become familiar with the training methodologies, pedagogical tools, best practice and any training initiatives which apply in the host country. 


Long-term traineeships at Eurojust, at the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU), and at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR):

  • Eurojust: 3–4 months, depending on the availability of each National Desk (attention, some national desks are not welcoming any trainees)
  • CJEU: 6 or 10 months (from 1 September 2022 to 28 February or 30 June 2023)
  • ECtHR: 12 months (from 1 September 2022 to 31 August 2023)

The calendar, requirements and further information can be found in the general conditions and financial conditions applicable for long-term training periods.


Study visits in various institutions will also be available in 2022 and will be opened for applications later. 

Come and take part in the truly remarkable EJTN Exchange Programme 2022!
Please note that the selection of participants to the Exchange Programme is the sole prerogative of EJTN’s Member organisations. 

The call for applications is open until 22 December 2021, 18:00, (Brussels time).