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 is 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:


Brussels - Promoting Connectivity to Ensure a Fair and Competitive Digital Economy - 16th Seminar for National Judges

This seminar has now been arranged for 21-22 September 2023. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2023.

The Seminar for National Judges and National Regulatory Authorities is organised by the Centre for a Digital Society on behalf of the European Commission, DG CNETC. The Seminar provides a forum for debate among national judges, regulators, European Institutions and academia. Participants will have a unique opportunity to hear from distinguished speakers about the latest developments in the field and share experiences and best practices on various aspects of electronic communications regulation. They will also gain access to learning material from the previous editions of the Seminar.

Interested judges may apply by following the link on this page:


ENTraNCE for Judges 2023

The 13th edition of the training course focuses on the recent developments in applying Article 102 TFEU, including the ongoing revision of the Market Definition Notice. To cope with pandemic-related travel predicaments, the organization adopts a hybrid format. In line with past editions, e-learning activities alternate with residential ones in Florence (i.e., 22-24 February 2023) and Luxembourg (26-28 September 2023 t.b.c.). However, the Residential Training will also be accessible via Zoom for those selected participants who will not travel to Florence even last minute. The ENTraNCE budget covers travel and accommodation costs for all selected participants, which this year can be up to 52.

Interested national judges from EU Member States (Denmark excluded) and Albania and Montenegro, can apply by 11 December 2022 following instructions at this link: ENTraNCE – 2023 – RSC events registration portal (


30th November – 1st December 2023 - Budapest – Competition Lab for Judges

This event, entitled “Stepping up with the economics of competition law: between competition and regulation,” aims at assisting judges to deal with economic concepts and tests when addressing antitrust cases. Participants will gain a better understanding of the economic reasoning underlying the EU competition law framework and its enforcement in digital and regulated markets. Particular attention will be dedicated to market power, factors affecting competition, theories of harm and the effects of regulation on parameters of competition. Participants will increase their awareness on how digital and regulated markets operate and how to assess business practices in such markets under EU competition law.

The topics will be addressed and discussed by competition experts from OECD member countries. Practical exercises on hypothetical cases involving all participants will provide a great opportunity to apply the learnings of the seminar in practice. Furthermore, participants will be engaged in Q&A sessions with the experts and will be encouraged to share their experience with one another to promote further cooperation and networking.

These are links to the draft agenda and the announcement with the necessary details.

📅 Registration deadline: 11 September 2023

📌 Seminar funded by the European Commission

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30th November/ 1st December 2023 - Milan – seminar on Public and private enforcement of EU competition law in the age of big data

The Association offered its support and encouragement for this University of Turin – COMP.EU.TER - project which has been being funded by the European Commission; the Commission, as usual, would fund travel and accommodation for judges from Member States (save for Denmark) who wish to attend this seminar. The current version of the programme can be seen here.

The programme is published also on their website here:

Enquires and applications shall be sent to:


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. The topic for Friday has yet to be determined - if you have a suggestion do feel free to submit it for consideration. We shall 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