Superior Court of Justice in Luxembourg (14h-17h)
EJL project, co-funded by the European Union for a period of 2 years (January 2013-December 2014) completed its first phase of development. Aiming at training bailiffs to European instruments in civil and commercial matters, the EJL project helped to create accessible interactive teaching modules via the e-learning platform EJL.
The conference, which took place on 14 November in Luxembourg on “training of legal professionals: a priority for European cooperation,” enabled to showcase the educational modules and entertainment (quizzes, mindmaps, videos) available on the EJL platform, but also to consider the issues of training of legal professionals in EU law.
Aware of the need to train European judicial officers to instruments related to the construction of a European area of justice in civil and commercial matters, national chambers of judicial officers of Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg and Poland created EJL project to meet this need.
EJL provides a comprehensive and quality training, easily accessible via an e-learning platform on European instruments that judicial officers use in their daily practice.
More precisely, each teaching module consists of:
– A general part with European regulations of cooperation in civil and commercial matters;
– Specific parts specifying the implementation of these regulations (practical and jurisprudential aspects) at the national level in each member States of the consortium EJL. In addition, a specific section is dedicated to the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Bailiffs can discover and deepen interactively their knowledge through e-learning modules (mindmaps, videos, classes annotation …). They have the opportunity to assess at any time by answering questions of quizzes that are offered.
EJL project receives a co-funding from the European Union for a period of two years, from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2014 and will continue in the framework of the European Chamber of Bailiffs, which will ensure its promotion, maintenance and regular updating.
Closing conference on “Training of legal professionals: a priority for European cooperation”
The conference in Luxembourg on 14 November was attended by both teaching professionals (Gilles Cuniberti from the University of law of Luxembourg, Peter Goldschmidt – European Centre for EIPA training) and the legal professionnals alongside Regina Hernández Escriva, representative of Directorate-General Justice of the European Commission responsible for matters relating to training in Europe.
Both roundtables, dealing respectively (i) with the challenges of training of legal professionals and (ii) European projects in the service of training of legal professionals, enabled to:
-consider the existing constraints to date to provide training in European law to the greatest number of professionals involved in cross-border litigation and discuss electronic tools to meet (in whole or part) that need (especially the e-learning);
– Present the achievements by legal professionals (bailiffs, notaries, judges of the Ministry of Justice of France, clerks) in the projects, co-financed by the European Commission to improve training on European cooperation instruments in civil and commercial matters. The presentation of the various features and modules of the platform EJL aroused great interest from people in the audience, particularly because of its sleek design and intuitive use.
The President Sannino recalled at the opening of the conference that « the consolidation of a legal culture common to legal professionals of the European Union is vital to the proper functioning of the European area of justice. However, the realization of such an aspiration passes- and it is my belief – through the development of common educational trunk, through the creation of a truly judicial training common to all Member States of the European Union ».