A group of 28 judicial and prosecutorial professionals from the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) attended a week-long study visit at Eurojust between 11 and 15 April.
The participants were welcomed by Mr Francisco Jiménez-Villarejo, Vice-President of Eurojust and National Member for Spain, after which they were given a general presentation on Eurojust, and separate presentations on joint investigation teams, Eurojust’s Case Analysis Unit, the European Judicial Network, and the Genocide Network Secretariat.
The programme for the following days featured attendance at the College plenary meeting and a presentation on the reform of Eurojust as well as a presentation from Europol. The participants spent the remainder of the week with their respective National Desks.
The purpose of these short-term study visits is to raise awareness of Eurojust among judges and prosecutors in the Member States. They were reintroduced in 2015, following high demand from practitioners. The study visits are organised in accordance with the 2008 Memorandum of Understanding between Eurojust and the EJTN.
The EJTN is located in Brussels, and receives financial support from the Justice Programme of the European Union. The EJTN is the principal platform and promoter for the training and exchange of knowledge of the European judiciary, with a membership of over 160,000 European judges, prosecutors and judicial trainers across Europe.