The Exchange Programme is destined for, inter alia, legal practitioners, judges and prosecutors at all levels and all courts (civil, criminal, and administrative), future judges and prosecutors as well as judicial trainers. In order to meet the various training needs of the judiciary (according to their seniority, their specialization, etc.) and encourage regular participation in the programme’s activities, several types of activities are offered.
The majority of these activities consist of short-term exchanges (2 weeks) in court. These are organized either as an individual or as a group exchange.
Long-term training periods (from 3 months up to 1 year) are offered at Eurojust, ECHR and CJEU.
Finally, study visits of one week within EU bodies complete the training offer. A programme of study visits specifically designed for initial training was also developed in order to enable future European judges and prosecutors to participate in judicial exchanges.
The conditions for participating in one of these activities are a strong motivation on a professional level and good knowledge of the language in which the activity takes place.In order to learn more about the various options offered by the Exchange Programme, please visit the specific pages dedicated to them (links listed on the right).