The European Day of Justice is celebrated each year around the 25 October. It aims to bring justice closer to citizens, to inform them on their rights and to to promote the work of the Council of Europe and the European Commission in the field of justice, through simulation of procedures and information sessions.This day is open to all european citizens, students and people who work in the field of justice.

European Day of Justice - 2022 edition - events by country

25th October 2022

 Bosnia and Herzegovina
31St October 2022

25th October 2022

Czech Republic
25th October 2022

25th October 2022

25th October 2022

11th October 2022

25th October 2022

 Republic of Moldova 
25th October 2022

 Slovak Republic
25th October 2022

24-26 October 2022


23- 25 November 2022

Media resources

To celebrate the European Day of Justice, customisable posters can be downloaded in 23 languages . Should you need an indesign format of the posters, please contact the CEPEJ Secretariat.

Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch,
German, Greek, English, Estonian, Finnish,
French, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian,
Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian,
Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish.

Previous years

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Call for participation - Bringing justice closer to citizens and strengthening their trust in the judicial system

Every year on 25 October, on the European Day of Justice, events for European citizens, students and justice professionals are organised across Europe.

The CEPEJ welcomes the commitment of justice professionals, public authorities, international bodies and educational institutions in facilitating access to free legal aid for citizens, organising open doors of courts, information and training sessions, providing platforms for discussion and to ask questions. More recently, new awareness-raising initiatives were launched, including drawing competitions on the theme "draw me your vision of justice" in schools, online plays on detention and individual rights, and production of films based on real stories showing the impact of a criminal conviction with testimonies of judges, prosecutors and young citizens. Historical visits following "the footprints of justice" and online knowledge quizzes were also organised on the legislation and history of the countries concerned.

The CEPEJ invites judicial institutions, associations and public services to inform it of events which will be organised in their country within the framework of the celebration of the 2022 edition of the European Day of Justice, in order to be able to publish them on its website and to raise awareness of them among European citizens, students and professionals of justice (link to the form). To this end, the CEPEJ, with the support of the European Commission, has made posters and images, that can be personalised in 23 languages, available on its website, for use on social networks.

 Calendar and agendas of the forthcoming meetings 

 Activity programme

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