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Good training practices


Trainers will find here factsheets in English describing good practices in training judges and prosecutors, which can also inspire training for other legal practitioners (court staff, lawyers, notaries, bailiffs and mediators). The practices cover a wide range of topics, from training needs assessment to training delivery and evaluation.


Training needs´ assessment

Innovative training methodology

Innovative curricula or training plans

Training tools to favour the correct application of EU law and international judicial co-operation

Assessment of participants´ performance in training / effect of the training activities

European workshop on building upon good practices in European judicial training

'Promising', 'good' or 'best' practice

 

The examples of good training practices belong to different fields of training:

  • training needs´ assessment
  • innovative curricula or training plans
  • innovative training methodology
  • training tools to favour the correct application of EU law and international judicial co-operation
  • assessment of participants´ performance in training / effect of the training activities.

The examples were gathered as part of the Pilot project on European judicial training proposed by the European Parliament in 2012 and executed by the European Commission in 2013-2014. The study on good training practices was conducted by the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) and the examples were collected from 23 training institutions such as national judicial training institutions, the Academy of European Law (ERA), the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) and the EJTN itself.

Each factsheet presents the main features of the practice, the contact details of the training institution and any other useful comments regarding the practice's transferability.

Training needs´ assessment

Court Practice AnalysisPDF(141 Kb)en

Estonia

Structured Procedure to Determine Training NeedsPDF(144 Kb)en

Romania

Training Gap AnalysisPDF(144 Kb)en

Belgium

Mental Health Tribunal Whole Programme AssessmentPDF(150 Kb)en

England and Wales

Assessing Regional Training NeedsPDF(143 Kb)en

Croatia

Creating Competency Profiles for Judges and ProsecutorsPDF(145 Kb)en

Poland

Training of CoronersPDF(143 Kb)en

England and Wales

Training Needs, Evaluation and Impact AssessmentPDF(150 Kb)en

Academy of European Law (ERA)

Individual Learning Need AssessmentPDF(149 Kb)en

European Institute For Public Administration (EIPA)

Participatory AssessmentPDF(140 Kb)en

France

Innovative curricula or training plans

Planning a Comprehensive and Needs-orientated Annual Training CurriculumPDF(151 Kb)en

Germany

Planning a Comprehensive and Needs-orientated Annual Training CurriculumPDF(151 Kb)en

England and Wales

Delivery of Training to Judges and Prosecutors in conjunction with Other ProfessionsPDF(147 Kb)en

Bulgaria

Delivery of Training to Judges and Prosecutors in conjunction with Other ProfessionsPDF(148 Kb)en

England and Wales

Combining Different Disciplines in the Delivery of Training for Judges and ProsecutorsPDF(144 Kb)en

Italy

Simulated Mock Tribunals and Role Play ProgrammesPDF(148 Kb)en

England and Wales

Simulated Mock TribunalsPDF(146 Kb)en

Hungary

Close Monitoring of Communication Skills, through the use of SimulationPDF(146 Kb)en

France

Leadership and Management TrainingPDF(155 Kb)en

France

Leadership and Management TrainingPDF(141 Kb)en

Finland

Leadership and Management TrainingPDF(144 Kb)en

Belgium

Leadership and Management TrainingPDF(147 Kb)en

England and Wales

Leadership and Management TrainingPDF(144 Kb)en

EIPA

Leadership and Management TrainingPDF(147 Kb)en

The Netherlands

A Comprehensive Package to Deliver Large-Scale Training on new Legal InstrumentsPDF(144 Kb)en

Romania

A Comprehensive Package to Deliver Large-Scale Training on new Legal InstrumentsPDF(145 Kb)en

France

A Comprehensive Package to Deliver Large-Scale Training on new Legal InstrumentsPDF(150 Kb)en

Academy of European Law (ERA)

Joint Delivery of Training Programmes in Unusual PartnershipsPDF(143 Kb)en

Portugal

Joint Delivery of Training Programmes with External Research InstitutePDF(146 Kb)en

Poland

Court MentorsPDF(143 Kb)en

Bulgaria

Court MentorsPDF(143 Kb)en

The Netherlands

Innovative training methodology

Comprehensive Online e-Learning StrategyPDF(151 Kb)en

Bulgaria

Blended e-LearningPDF(145 Kb)en

The Netherlands

Blended e-LearningPDF(145 Kb)en

Spain

Comprehensive, Multi-Faceted Approach for Training in EU-LawPDF(151 Kb)en

Bulgaria

Recording, Broadcasting, Online Podcasting, Recording and Transcription of Training Activities and their Availability on the InternetPDF(149 Kb)en

Romania

E-boxes and Video-conferencingPDF(140 Kb)en

Portugal

Real Case Study, Developed in Real Time, through the Use of Video-conferencingPDF(144 Kb)en

Spain

Recruitment of Trainers and Evaluation of Trainers PerformancePDF(153 Kb)en

Romania

Organisation of Decentralised Training to Reflect Local Training Needs and IssuesPDF(145 Kb)en

Bulgaria

Organisation of Decentralised Training to Reflect Local Training Needs and IssuesPDF(142 Kb)en

Romania

Organisation of Decentralised Training to Reflect Local Training Needs and IssuesPDF(144 Kb)en

France

Learning in Large Teams – The Snowball MethodologyPDF(147 Kb)en

England and Wales

Small teams – Decision WritingPDF(145 Kb)en

The Netherlands

Self-reflection on Decision WritingPDF(143 Kb)en

Estonia

Small teams – The Business of JudgingPDF(156 Kb)en

England and Wales

The Judge in Society: Deontology, Ethics and Relations with the MediaPDF(145 Kb)en

Spain

Self-reflection in Communication SkillsPDF(142 Kb)en

Estonia

Media communication – Interactive and Multi-layer Media TrainingPDF(151 Kb)en

Germany

Training tools to favour the correct application of EU law and international judicial co-operation

Access to EU Law via Electronic MeansPDF(151 Kb)en

Portugal

Comprehensive, Multi-Faceted Approach for Training in EU-Law and International Judicial Co-operation (Eurinfra model)PDF(167 Kb)en

The Netherlands

GAIUS: increase judges' knowledge of EU lawPDF(147 Kb)en

Italy

Combining Training on EU Law and International Co-operation with Legal Language TrainingPDF(161 Kb)en

Spain

Combining Training on EU Law and International Co-operation with Legal Language TrainingPDF(153 Kb)en

Hungary (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia)

Continual Networking (Real and Virtual)PDF(156 Kb)en

Romania

THEMIS competitionPDF(157 Kb)en

European Judicial Training Network (EJTN)

Criminal Justice I – International Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters – ‘EAW and MLA Simulations’PDF(152 Kb)en

European Judicial Training Network (EJTN)

‘Learn by doing’ while Increasing Knowledge of Judicial Co-operation and the Domestic Law of other EU Member StatesPDF(154 Kb)en

Germany

Development of EU Law Training Materials at the Pan-European Level for Subsequent Incorporation at the National LevelPDF(159 Kb)en

Academy of European Law (ERA)

Ensuring Visibility of EU Law Content in Domestic Law CoursesPDF(150 Kb)en

The Netherlands

Assessment of participants´ performance in training / effect of the training activities

The RapporteurPDF(142 Kb)en

Belgium

‘Show What you have Learned’PDF(148 Kb)en

The Netherlands

Long-term Assessment of Training ActivitiesPDF(147 Kb)en

Germany

Evaluation and Impact Assessment SystemPDF(153 Kb)en

Academy of European Law (ERA)

Post-training EvaluationPDF(145 Kb)en

European Institute For Public Administration (EIPA)

European workshop on building upon good practices in European judicial training

Good training practices were discussed and debated on 26-27 June 2014 during a workshop organised by the Commission to enable training providers to exchange ideas for further developing training for legal practitioners in how to apply EU law. The workshop also explained how EU-funding can help to introduce new training techniques (generally for projects involving cross-border cooperation).

The videos of the debate can be found on the Link opens in new windowworkshop's website.

'Promising', 'good' or 'best' practice

The training practices presented in this section are identified as 'promising', 'good', 'best' or 'unclassified' according to the criteria defined by the EJTN when conducting the study.

A best practice is a training programme or strategy having the highest degree of proven effectiveness supported by objective and comprehensive research and evaluation.

A good practice is a programme or strategy that has worked within one or more organisation and shows promise of becoming a best practice, as it has some objective basis for claiming effectiveness and potential for replication among other organisations.

A promising (sometimes only experimental) practice in judicial training is a practice with at least preliminary evidence of effectiveness or for which there is potential for generating data that will be useful in determining its promise to become a good or best practice for transfer to wider, more diverse judicial training environments.

An effective practice is potentially transferable anywhere either fully or in an adapted format, according to the circumstances.

Some practices are unclassified since they appeared interesting but insufficient data was available to classify them according to the criteria described above.


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Last update: 24/02/2017