Study on the training needs of court staff on EU law

by Feb 7, 2020

The European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) and the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) have taken over the project management of an EU project for “Study on the training needs of court staff on EU law”;. All member states of the European Union participate in this project. 

On 21. 1. 2020 the kick-off event for this project took place in Brussels and each EU country was represented by a “National Coordinator”;. EUR Secretary General Walter Szöky represented the Austrian Federal Ministry of Justice and also the interests of the EUR. . The project (running until March 2021) consists primarily of surveys and answers to three very extensive questionnaires:


  1. Inventory of all non-judicial judicial staff; identification of tasks related to EU law.
  2. Training at national level; training providers; training in general and in relation to EU law; participation in EU funded / co-funded projects; language skills of court staff identified as EU; relevant legal training.
  3. Necessity and availability of judicial staff to participate in cross-border training activities; capacity and willingness of national training providers for judicial staff to provide national training on the basis of developed modules / materials, willingness / capacity / availability to participate in networking processes, need and objective for sustainable networking of all providers of training for judicial staff in the European Union