ENM unanimously elected President of the EJTN Steering Committee
At the last meeting of the European Judicial Training Network Steering Committee on 20 and 21 February in London, the baton was handed over from the outgoing members who had served since 2011 (France, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Poland, Romania, Germany and the ERA) to the members (re-)elected on 7 June 2013 after the General Assembly organised in Dublin (France, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Romania, Austria, Belgium and the ERA).
It was also the last meeting with outgoing Secretary-General and Portuguese judge Luis PEREIRA, who was succeeded by Polish judge Wojciech POSTULSKI on 16 March.
Comfortably re-elected at the Dublin General Assembly and with the encouragement of other members, the ENM ran for the presidency of this committee which has been chaired by the Dutch School for the Judiciary since 2008 and is responsible for the strategic directions taken by the EJTN, one of the main players in judicial training in Europe, backed by the European Union.
Represented by Xavier RONSIN (Director) and Anthony MANWARING (International Department), the ENM was unanimously elected President, bearing testimony to the desire to see France’s involvement strengthened on the judicial training scene.
This is just reward for all the efforts made by the International Department, which had set itself the objective of returning to a leadership role within the EJTN, but it is above all the result of strong teamwork by the ENM as a whole in the Network’s activities, which now comprise both initial training and in-service training for French judges, including in languages.
Since 16 March and for the next three years, the ENM has taken on a role of great responsibility at a time when judicial training has been prioritised by the European Commission and Parliament for the coming years and against a backdrop of discussions on potential changes to the structure of the network.