The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

(Preliminary) Programme of the plenary session
Menu for Justice

24-25 November 2011
Venue: Fondation Universitaire, Rue d’Egmont, n° 11, 1000 Brussels

DAY 1: THURSDAY 24 November 2011

9.00: Registration

9.30 - 9.45: Opening speech/welcome

    Didier Viviers, Rector of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
    Jean-Michel De Waele, Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, ULB
    Marianne Dony, Director of the Institute for European Studies, ULB

9:45 -10.45: ROUNDTABLE 1:
JUDICIAL Education and Training: Gaps, Barriers and Innovations

10.45 – 11.00: coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 ROUNDTABLE 2:

    UNDERGRADUATE Education in Judicial Studies: Gaps, Barriers and Innovations

12.30-14.00: lunch

14.00 – 15.30: ROUNDTABLE 3:

    GRADUATE and PHD Education in Judicial Studies: Gaps, Barriers and Innovations

15.30 – 16.00: coffee break

16.30 – 17.00: ROUNDTABLE 4

    LEGAL PROFESSIONAL Training in Judicial Studies: Gaps, Barriers and Innovations

DAY 2: FRIDAY 25 November 2011

9:00 – 10:00: Participants project proposals

10:00 – 10:30 Legal and Judicial Training & Education in EUROPEAN LAW

    Reporting the Findings of a MFJ Survey
    Cheryl Thomas to report on Survey, Briefing Paper and new database on this issue created by MFJ

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break

10.45 – 12.30: The PERSPECTIVE OF EUROPEAN JUDICIAL ORGANISATIONS

    Chair: Ramona Coman
    Roundtable members: external guests (To be confirmed)

12.30-13.30: lunch

13.30 – 15.30: THE NETWORK: Taking Stock and Moving Ahead

    Chair: To be appointed
    This session will be a full Network Discussion addressing:
    · What have we learned at this meeting?
    · What are our agreed priorities for the rest of the project?
    · What is our Schedule for the remainder of the project?
    · Using the MFJ website
    · Suggestions for and commitments to work before next meeting: inc. dissemination of work of Brussels meeting, etc.

15.30 – 16.00 coffee break

16.00 – 17.00: Place, Focus and Format of Next Plenary Meeting 2012

17:30 – 19:30 Meeting of MFJ Steering Committee