European Judicial Training Report 2016

January 9th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink


Last December, the European Commission published its fifth report on training for legal practitioners. As far as lawyers are concerned, the Report notes, inter alia:

  • In 2015, more than 124 000 legal practitioners (judges, prosecutors, court staff, lawyers, bailiffs and notaries) as well as trainees of these professional groups took part in training activities on EU law or on the national law of another Member State.
  • The ratio of practitioners participating in continuous training activities on EU law and on judicial systems of another Member State to all existing practitioners per profession is approximately: (…) 5 % (37 337) of all lawyers in private practice in the respondent Member States; (…)
  • The numbers regarding the training of lawyers per Member State often offer only a partial picture: private training providers not connected to the Bar seldom contributed with data, although in some Member States lawyers rely on them in significant numbers. Sometimes, data have been available only for certain regions of a Member State or a certain type of lawyer.
  • According to the available data, this target [5% = minimum needed per year to reach the 2020 target of training half of the practitioners on EU law] is currently reached only for a minority of Member States. 

The ‘Advice for Training Providers’, which was published by the European Commission last year, is now available in all EU languages, click here. The Advice contains a collection of practical tips with examples for all training providers that can be of help when conceiving and organizing their training activities.