Training of justice professionals on EU law is essential to ensure the correct and coherent application of EU law and smooth cross-border judicial proceedings. In 2011, the European Commission adopted a long-term strategy on European Judicial Training which set specific objectives for the training of justice professionals to be reached by 2020.
This consultation is open to all citizens and stakeholders interested in the future European judicial training strategy.
European judicial training covers the training of justice professionals on all EU legislation, including EU judicial cooperation instruments as well as the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights and the Union’s core values such as the rule of law.
The justice professionals are the practitioners involved in the justice system such as judges, prosecutors, court staff, bailiffs or enforcement officers, lawyers, notaries, mediators, legal interpreters and translators, court experts, prison management and staff, probation officers.
The Commission will summarise the replies after the end of the consultation period. Your replies will be taken into account when evaluating the 2011 European judicial training strategy and when designing the new European judicial training strategy for 2019-2025.
The questionnaire is accessible in English, French and German. Contributions may be submitted in any of the official EU languages. The questionnaire takes between 15 and 30 minutes to complete. You may pause at any time and continue later. You may download the questionnaire in PDF format. You may also change your contribution after submitting it by editing it, providing that you do so before the submission deadline. Once you have submitted your answers, you may download a copy of your completed responses. At the end of the questionnaire you will be given the possibility to upload supporting documents (max: 1MB) to complement your contribution. Please do not include any personal data in documents submitted in the context of the consultation if you opt for anonymous publication. It is important to read the specific privacy statement for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with. Should you have any questions while answering the survey, you may find help here.
This public consultation is complemented by a targeted questionnaire addressed to the main stakeholders (EU-level training providers for justice professionals, EU-level representatives of justice professions and EU-level associations of justice professionals). It is accessible here.