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:


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 

12-13 June 2024 17th Seminar for National Judges and NRAs (, Brussels): Safeguarding Networks Security and Consumer Protection in the Digital Age

The seminar is organised yearly by the Centre for a Digital Society on behalf of the European Commission, DG CNETC. Please find the programme in the attachment and more information on our website.

Please submit an application using the following link:

The formal deadline for application is 1st April.

Participation in the course is free for selected applicants. Moreover, the Commission reimburses the costs of travel and accommodation, subject to its internal ceilings and rules.

Each European Member State will be represented by a maximum of two national judges and two officials from NRAs. We have been asked to emphasise that the judges should be competent in the field of electronic communications, i.e. those who deal with appeals against national telecom regulatory authorities or who deal with cases involving the application of telecom regulation. In the event of several applications from the same Member State, the Centre for a Digital Society will select in cooperation with the European Commission. Applicants will be notified about the outcome of the selection process shortly after the application deadline. Selected participants will then receive an official invitation to the event and will be provided with practical information about travel and accommodation, including a list of recommended hotels.