Events & Courses


EJTN: Exchange Programme

The next call for applications for the specialised exchanges, implemented under the 2024 EJTN Exchange Programme, has been launched on: and the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) and the Exchange Programme team are delighted to invite judges, prosecutors, court staff, and judicial trainers of the EU Member States. The following activities are available and the closing date for exchanges was 16th October 2023 (18:00, Brussels time).

Judicial exchanges: General exchanges, Specialised exchanges, Judicial leaders exchanges, Trainers exchanges
Project-based exchanges: Bilateral exchanges, Regional exchanges, EJTN-CEPOL exchanges, Judiciary Learning Grants.
Long-term training periods: Court of Justice of the European Union, European Court of Human Rights, Eurojust, and the upcoming EPPO.
Study visits: Court of Justice of the European Union and EPPO, European Court of Human Rights, EU institutions, Eurojust, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the Hague Conference on Private International Law, the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.

Visit the EJTN website to stay updated.

Should you wish to know more or if you have any question, do not hesitate to contact them at or watch the EJTN Information Webinar on Exchange Programme activities:


28th February - 1st March 2024 - Florence and online - ENTraNCE - Training for national judges

The European University Institute has launched the next opportunity for judges to participate in their long established ENTraNCE programme providing a training for national judges from EU/EEA Member States interested in deepening their knowledge in  competition law enforcement. Main topics of discussion will include:

  • The damages directive a decade after
  • Cutting-edge issues of private enforcement
  • The role of economics in antitrust damages actions 

ENTraNCE for Judges 2024 is suitable for civil and commercial law judges involved in private enforcement cases of EU competition law. In addition, ENTraNCE for Judges 2024 is ideal for administrative judges who have jurisdiction to review decisions of National Competition Authorities that might base follow-on damages actions. For eligible judges, it is funded by the European Commission (travel and accommodation included).

For more details see here and for the draft programme here.

Apply here.


AECLJ Annual Meeting now 30th May to 1st June 2024

We were planning to return to Germany for the annual meeting to 13th-15th June 2024. However, the UEFA football championship meant that it was not possible to get good hotel availability for those dates. So the meeting in Berlin will now be held 30th May to 1st June 2024; to help judges and accompanying people to enjoy central Berlin, provisional bookings have been made at the Steigenberger Hotel am Kanzleramt; access to the meeting venue from the hotel would be by public transport and we would provide guidance. Our President, Wolfgang Kirchhoff, has arranged for us to be hosted in the magnificent Kammergericht Berlin, seat of the Oberlandesgericht, the highest state court, for the city-state. In December, the Court of Justice decided on:

  • C-333/21 European Superleague Company ECLI:C:2023:1011
    This followed a request for a preliminary ruling under Article 267 TFEU from the Juzgado de lo Mercantil de Madrid (Commercial Court, Madrid, Spain) and concerns the roles of UEFA and FIFA when there was a proposed European Superleague; now back with the Spanish Court to apply the ruling to their case; and
  • C-124/21 P International Skating Union ECLI:EU:C:1012 21/12/2023
    This was an appeal from the General Court’s judgment on Commission Decision C(2017) 8230 final of 8 December 2017 relating to proceedings under Article 101 TFEU and Article 53 of the EEA Agreement (Case AT.40208 – International Skating Union’s Eligibility rules); since it exhausts appeals; that decision, unlike the football case, is final.

We shall consider the relationship between sports and competition law and the relationship between arbitration and competition law. We will also have our annual opportunity to update each other on recent case law as well as our annual general meeting. Please address suggestions and questions to 


13th - 14th June 2024 - Brussels - hold the date for the 17th seminar for national judges and regulatory authorities on telecom regulation