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​The ENM distinguished for its good practices on the European level


​At the initiative of the European Parliament, a project dedicated to identifying good practice in training for judges and prosecutors in Europe has just been completed by the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN). Five practices presented by the ENM have been distinguished.

The School stood out for its participatory training needs assessment, training in judicial communication, training in judicial management (its overall in-service training offering was considered a best practice, while the Advanced Judicial Studies Cycle (CADEJ) was highlighted as a promising practice), training in a context of reform and decentralised in-service training system.

A pilot project on the European scale

img-actu-2-ofl-en-2-450px.jpgThe study was conducted by a group of 7 European experts on the basis of a questionnaire sent to all the national judicial training institutions of the European Union, as well as to the Academy of European Law (ERA), the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) and to the EJTN itself. The following aspects were targeted more particularly: training needs assessment, innovative teaching methods, innovative curricula or training plans, training tools to improve knowledge of EU law, international cooperation and trainee and trainer assessment.
Of the 157 practices examined by the experts, 52 practices (sometimes shared by several countries) were selected and classified in three categories: best practices, good practices and promising practices.
The study was part of the broader Pilot Project on European Judicial Training that was the subject of a call for projects issued by the European Commission in July 2012. A look must now be taken at how to build on this work, both within the EJTN and at the ENM. ​