European Judicial Training Report 2015 presented to the European Parliament

February 22nd, 2016 § 0 comments

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Tiina Astola

On 17 February 2016, Tiina Astola, the new Director-General for Justice and Consumers, presented the European Judicial Training Report 2015 to the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs and Civil Liberties Committees. She noted that the good trend of past years concerning training of legal practitioners has been maintained. The European Commission is confident that it will meet its objective of  training of 700,000 legal practitioners by 2020, and may even surpass it. As far as lawyers’ training is concerned data is still missing, specifically from private training providers. The Commission hopes that the European Training Platform will deliver an additional tool to facilitate and promote training in EU law. It will allow for practitioners to look for targeted training across Europe. The European Commission has started work on including the platform to the e-Justice portal. Ms Astola emphasised that the European Commission will continue to provide financial contributions to training activities (more funding will be made available in the coming years); that it will support the improvement of the quality of training (as it has done with the publication of the Advice for Training Providers) and highlights that quick reactions should be available to match emerging needs. Reinforcing training at initial training stage is also of importance.

The presentation and discussion with MEPs can be viewed here.

For further information on the European Judicial Training Report 2015 and the Advice for Training Providers, see posts of 2/3 November 2015.

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