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European training networks and structures

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With the development of European legislation and legal instruments and increased mobility of European citizens, the past decade has shown the need for continuous training of legal practitioners at European level. Several European structures, established with the support of Member States, as well as some professional organisations organise continuous training activities, often with support from European funding.

European level permanent training structures

For judges and prosecutors

European Judicial Training Network - EJTN

Founded in 2000, the Link opens in new windowEJTN develops training standards and curricula, coordinates judicial training exchanges and programmes and fosters cooperation between EU national training structures for judges and prosecutors. The secretary general of the EJTN is located in Brussels, Belgium.

For all legal practitioners

Academy of European Law - ERA

Link opens in new windowERA offers conferences, seminars, professional training courses and policy debates on different areas of EU law, designed for all legal practitioners. ERA is located in Trier, Germany.

European Institute of Public Administration - EIPA

European Union law features among the areas of activity of Link opens in new windowEIPA. These activities are targeted at judges, EU and national officials and private sector lawyers. EIPA is located in Maastricht, the Netherlands; Luxembourg; Barcelona, Spain and Warsaw, Poland.

Professional organisations organising training activities at European level

These organisations representing legal practitioners at European level organise some training activities on an ad hoc basis.

Lawyers, barristers, solicitors

Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe - Link opens in new windowCCBE


Council of the Notariats of the European Union - Link opens in new windowCNUE

Judicial Officers

International Union of Judicial Officers - Link opens in new windowUIHJ


Association of European Administrative Judges - Link opens in new windowAEAJ

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Last update: 13/06/2013