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Call for Judges

It is with great pleasure that we announce the re-opening of the call for participation for the transnational training event dedicated to Criminal law which will take place on December 13-14, 2016 in Uppsala and the extended deadline for the last transnational training event dedicated to Effective judicial protection, which will take place on January 30-31, 2017 in Parma at the University of Parma.  

The Transnational Training Workshop on Effective Judicial Protection will focus on the present and future challenges to the full implementation of the right to effective judicial protection, as granted by Article 47 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. It will pay special attention on the added value of this provision, and on its interaction with national and international instruments that offer protection to the same right. The workshop draws on the body of case law of the CJEU and ECtHR but it will explore the role of national courts, highlighting recent developments on effective remedies. The workshop will rely on an interactive exchange between the participants on their experience.

The event will last for one and half day and will include general sessions and practical activities with hypothetical cases to be discussed. (See the programme of previous events here

Each of the events will be open to 30 (thirty) participants. 

The Judicial Academy (Croatia), the Superior School for Magistracy (Italy), the National Institute for Magistracy (Romania), the Judicial Training Centre (Slovenia), Judicial School (Spain), the Estonian Supreme Court (Estonia), the Union of National Bars of Romania (Romania), will select 2 (two) national judges per event per country.

In addition to participation of judges from the seven Project partners, we invite other 16 (sixteen) judges from any of the Member States of the European Union, with the exception of those already representing the seven partner organisations.

Call procedure

The interested candidates are invited to submit the following documents by  11 November  2016 at 12 a.m. (Italian time) [EXTENDED DEADLINE] to [email protected]:

1. A full CV in English;

2. Proof of English language skills (certificates, original publications in English, proof of university studies in English or other);

3. A brief motivation letter in English explaining the candidate’s reasons of applying, how he or she would benefit from and contribute to the project. This letter should not merely restate the candidate’s CV.

Please include as Object of the email the following:
ACTIONES - <your surname - country> - <topic of the training you are interested in>

The candidates from will be notified about the result of the selection process by mid-November 2016.


Selection process 

The selection process is aimed at identifying participants who will effectively and substantially contribute to dissemination of project results. 

Thus, the candidates are asked to: 

1. Have a very good or excellent knowledge of English language. The candidates must be able to fully understand the written materials and the oral presentations as well as actively participate in the written and oral discussions in English. 

2. Have a general knowledge of and experience in the topic of the workshop. 
The selection will ensure the following criteria:  

a. Single participation principle: In principle, no participant can take part in more than one Workshop. In exceptional cases, deviations are subject to express and prior permission of the EUI CJC.

b. Inter-disciplinary representativity: The participating organisations should ensure as much as possible equal representation of civil, criminal and administrative judges, or, in systems that do not make such distinctions, judges whose work is mostly focused on one of those areas. The mix of those three categories shall depend on the topic of a particular workshop.

c. Judicial hierarchy balance: There should be a balance between different levels in the national judicial hierarchy. Both higher and lower instance courts shall be represented in each group.

d. Inclusion of public prosecutors: In addition to judges, a minority of public prosecutors or state attorneys may be selected, especially for topics in which they can meaningfully contribute. The participating organisation will decide whether they will be included and, insofar as they belong to a separate hierarchy in the national judicial system, how to organise the selection procedure for them. It shall ensure, however, that the principles and criteria laid down in these Guidelines will be followed.

e. Gender balance: A gender balance will be sought. 

f. Age balance: A balance of participants of different ages will be sought.

g. Geographical representation: Geographical distribution shall be taken into account, with the aim of selecting participants that work in different areas and regions within the participating States.

The participants are asked to devote the necessary time to this project. If selected, the candidates must commit to take part in all sessions of the Workshop for which they are selected. They are asked also to prepare for the Workshops by reading the relevant materials in advance. 

The candidates are not required to have participated in similar training programmes before, nor will recent participation in similar training programmes necessarily prevent them from being accepted.The selected candidates are expected to make themselves acquainted with the distributed materials as well as to be ready to commit to the active participation in the workshop and its follow-up activities. 


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