The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

Policy Department C - Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs
for the Committee on Legal Affairs,
in conjunction with the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

WORKSHOP ON JUDICIAL TRAINING

"The training of legal practitioners: teaching EU law and judgecraft"

Thursday, 28 November 2013
09:00 - 12:30


Brussels
Room ASP 3E2, European Parliament, Brussels

Draft Programme

09:00 - 09:20
OPENING

09:00 - 09:20 Welcome and opening remarks

      · Klaus-Heiner Lehne, Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee

    · Juan Fernando López Aguilar, Chair of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee

      · Luigi Berlinguer, MEP
      · TBC: Viviane Reding, vice-President of the European Commission

09:20 - 10:50
SESSION I
LEARNING AND ACCESSING EU LAW: SOME BEST PRACTICES

Chaired by Judge Antonio Tizzano, President of the First Chamber of the Court of Justice

9:20 - 10:30 Training judges in EU law and improving its accessibility

      · The Eurinfra project - Reinier van Zutphen, Dutch Network of Court Coordinators for European law.
      · A possible model for the e-Justice programme? The Dutch experience in improving accessibility to EU law - Rosa Jansen from the Dutch Training and study centre for the judiciary.
      · The Italian experience: "Scuola superiore della magistratura" - Valerio Onida, Presidente della Scuola Superiore della Magistratura.
      · The Spanish experience: the Red de Expertos en Derecho de la Unión Europea (REDUE) and judicial training on EU law - Fernando de Rosa Torner, vicepresident of the CGPJ - Consejo General del Poder Judicial.
      · The French Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature - Xavier Ronsin, Director.
      · The Belgian Institut de formation judiciaire (IFJ)/Instituut voor gerechtelijke opleiding (IGO) - Edith Van Den Broeck.
      · The Polish National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution - judge Wojciech Postulski, Head of the International Cooperation Department.
      · The Deutsche Richterakademie’s Experience: Practice-orientated Cross-linking of EU Law and National Law - Dr. Rainer Hornung, Director
      · The European Law Academy (ERA) experience - Wolfgang Heusel, Director

10:30 - 10:40 Presentation of the (interim) conclusions of the study on Best practices in Judges and prosecutors' training by EJTN - Professor Jeremy Cooper

10:40 - 11:00 Training of legal practitioners

      · Training of lawyers: Jonathan Goldsmith, Secretary General of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE)
      · Training of Court staff: Amélie Leclercq, Project leader, EIPA

11:00 - 11:20 Debate & closing remarks by Judge A. Tizzano

11:30 - 12:30
SESSION II
IMPROVING MUTUAL TRUST

Chaired by Luigi Berlinguer, MEP

11:20 - 11:30 Teaching judgecraft Judge John Phillips, Director of Studies for the Courts’ Judiciary - UK Judicial College

11:30 - 11:50 Judicial ethics and independence

      · Gracieuse Lacoste, former member of the CSM and of the Working Group of the European Network of Councils of the Judiciary responsible for the Judicial Ethics Report 2009-2010
      · Prof. Guido Neppi Modona, Substitute Member of the Venice Commission, Council of Europe

11:50 - 12:10 Evaluating and improving the efficiency of justice and facilitating exchanges

      · The experience of the CEPEJ in evaluating justice systems
      · The Justice Scoreboard: Emmanuel Crabit, Unit 03, DG Justice, European Commission


12:10 - 12:30 Debate & closing remarks by Luigi Berlinguer, MEP