Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions – Building trust in EU-wide justice A new dimension to European judicial training
The Commission aims to ensure that half of legal practitioners have participated in training on European Union (EU) law by 2020. The implementation of this objective will be based on actions of the Member States, national and European-level partners and the Commission.
National laws and European law coexist within the European Union (EU). Legal practitioners must have sufficient knowledge of national legal systems and of EU law to guarantee legal security and the uniform application of European law. The recognition and execution of judicial decisions and cooperation between the judicial authorities of different Member States are also dependent on this.
The Commission has therefore set itself the objective of ensuring that half of legal practitioners have participated in a European judicial training activity by 2020. Although priority is given to judges and prosecutors, the goal is to target all legal practitioners.
Reference number: COM(2011) 551 final
Issue date: 13-09-11
Official Journal: Not published in the Official Journal