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The Lisbon Network was set up in 1995 as part of the legal co-operation programmes in order to enable the different judicial training bodies in Europe to become better acquainted with each other, exchange information on matters of common interest and to support, by means of this dialogue, the setting up or further development of judicial training facilities in the member States of the Council of Europe.

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Cybercrime training for judges and prosecutors


Adoption of a Concept paper on cybercrime training for judges and prosecutors: Strasbourg, September 2009

The Lisbon Network of the Council of Europe approved in September 2009 the concept paper for the training of judges and prosecutors in cybercrime and electronic evidence matters. This concept is aimed at helping judicial training institutions develop and integrate such training in regular initial and in-service training. It will furthermore facilitate networking among judges and prosecutors to enhance their knowledge as well as consistent support to training initiatives by interested partners. Following up on the Octopus conference held in March 2009, the concept was prepared as a joint effort by a multi-stakeholder working group under the Project on Cybercrime and the Lisbon Network of Judicial Training Institutions.

Concept paper for the training of judges and prosecutors in cybercrime and electronic evidence matters


Institutionalisation of cybercrime training for judges and prosecutors: Strasbourg, 3 & 4 September 2009

A working group meeting to discuss the curricula for the training of judges and prosecutors in issues related to cybercrime and electronic evidence was organised in Strasbourg, on 3 and 4 September. This event, organised within the framework of the Project on Cybercrime and in co-operation with the Lisbon Network gathered representatives of judicial training institutions from eleven European countries, judges and prosecutors acting in the field as well as representatives from the private sector and other international organisations.


Octopus Interface conference: Strasbourg, 10 & 11 March 2009

The global Octopus Interface conference focused on the question of cybercrime training for judges and prosecutors. A workshop on this topic underlined the need for their training in high-tech crime matters, presented new training materials and opportunities, and discussed the integration of cybercrime issues into the curricula of judicial training institutions.

2009 THEMIS Competition

The Portuguese Judicial Studies Centre (CEJ) in cooperation with the National Institute of Magistracy of Romania (NIM), and with the support of the Lisbon Network and the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN), will organise the fourth edition of THEMIS Competition, an international event addressed to students of all European judicial training institutions and schools. The event will take place in Lisbon, in the CEJ's premises, from 19 to 25 October. Invitation letters and rules of the competition are available on the following website:


Meeting of the Network’s Bureau

The meeting of the Bureau of the Lisbon Network was held in Bucharest (Romania) on 20 March 2009. During this meeting organised at the invitation of the Director of the National Institute of Magistracy of Romania, Constantin Branzan, the participation of the Network at the Fourth International Conference on the training of the Judiciary (Sydney, Australia, 26–30 October 2009) and the working programme for 2009 were the main subjects of discussion. Constantin Branzan was also elected President of the Lisbon Network.
Meeting report


Last meeting

10th Plenary meeting of the Network

The 10th plenary meeting of the Lisbon Network took place in Strasbourg from 30 to 31 October 2008. Training of judges and prosecutors in media and the judiciary was the main subject of the meeting.
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Meeting report


The Lisbon Network and the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN), the boundaries of which are set by the European Union, have regular exchanges of information about their respective activities and pursue a common reflexion on the development of judicial training in European States.

Since December 2003, the Council of Europe, through its Lisbon Network, enjoys observer status within the EJTN and participates in the latter's General Assemblies. Similarly, the EJTN participates in the plenary meetings of the Lisbon Network.

Since July 2006, the EJTN enjoys observer status with the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) of the Council of Europe for a renewable period of two years. Furthermore, it enjoys  observer status with the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) since November 2006.

Cooperation modalities between the Lisbon Newtork and the EJTN


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