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 EJTN 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
ERA 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 EIPA. 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 - CCBE
Council of the Notariats of the European Union - CNUE
International Union of Judicial Officers - UIHJ
Association of European Administrative Judges - AEAJ
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Last update: 13/06/2013