On Friday 22 February 2019, the closing conference of the second part of the training course on European law for judicial staff has be held at the Judicial Training Institute in Brussels.
This 18-month project, led by the National School of Registries, brought together the schools and training institutions of Belgian, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian court staff, as well as EIPA (European Institute of Public Administration) and the European Chamber of Bailliffs.
After more than a year of work, thanks to the involvement of the consortium members and the coordination of Justice Coopération Internationale, it was possible to set up six seminars on international cooperation in criminal, civil and commercial as well as family matters. The training of trainers as well as legal English was organised with EIPA, in their centre in Luxembourg.
The European e-learning platform for bailiffs has been updated with the publication of new modules on European regulations. Access to this platform has been opened to all.
The conference is an opportunity for all the directors of the partner institutions to highlight, in the presence of the European Commission, the progress and needs of European judicial training for court staff and bailiffs. Many clerks and trainers trained throughout the project were also able to travel to Brussels to exchange their experiences, all in the presence of invited representatives of Member States that are not partners in the project (Germany, Bulgaria, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia).
Notwithstanding the undeniable contribution in legal technique, the various legal professionals are keen to promote the interprofessional training method, the importance of openness to the various judicial systems and direct contact with their colleagues in other Member States. It is a real decompartmentalization in their daily professional practice.
The last round table of the day will allow the directors of the ENG, the IFJ, the NSC and EIPA Luxembourg, joined by Mrs Emmanuelle CRETIN-MAGAND and Mr Wolfgang Heusel (EJTN) to discuss the prospects of creating a European network for court clerks and bailiffs.