Representing EJTN at Informal JHA ministerial meeting, Zagreb, 23 January 2020
- EU Member States’ Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) ministers discussed the EU’s future strategy in the area of freedom, security and justice, judicial education and the importance of judicial networks in civil and commercial matters
- Ministers expressed their commitment to judicial training and welcomed the training opportunities offered by the EJTN
The Justice and Home Affairs Council aims to build an EU-wide area of freedom, security and justice by fostering cooperation and common policies on various cross-border issues. It is made up of the EU Member States’ justice and home affairs ministers.
EJTN was delighted to be invited to the Informal Justice and Home Affairs ministerial meeting, held in Zagreb on 23 – 24 January 2020, during the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Represented by its new Secretary General, Judge Markus Brueckner, the EJTN was pleased to take part in a working session on the further strengthening of the support of the EU Member States to judicial training.
The Ministers underlined that judicial training of national judges, prosecutors, court staff and other legal practitioners is vital.
The Ministers discussed the relevant challenges to be included in the judicial training programmes at national and EU/international level, i.e. how to make judicial training more attractive and effective, how to reach out all identified target groups, the further focus on non-legal skills, cross-sector approach to training activities, and the promotion of e-learning tools.
The Council reaffirmed its commitment to judicial training and welcomed the training opportunities offered by the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN).
EJTN is committed to engaging with the Justice and Home Affairs Council as well as with the other actors in the judicial arena to actively build an EU-wide area of freedom, security and justice.
Please find herewith the available extracts from the joint press conference of Didier Reynders, European Commissioner for Justice, at the Informal Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting in Zagreb.