Dates and Places

Plenary meetings of the European Judicial Network

Plenary meetings in the Member States

Next meetings:   
55th Plenary meeting, Berlin, Germany [meeting cancelled due to Covid-19 crisis ]

56th Plenary meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2020 (date tbc) 

Last meetings:

54th Plenary meeting, 17-19 June 2020, Croatia [meeting cancelled due to Covid-19 crisis ]
53rd Plenary meeting, 20-22 November 2019, Finland [documents]
52nd Plenary meeting, 26-28 June 2019, Bucharest, Romania  [documents]
51st Plenary meeting, 21-23 November 2018, Vienna, Austria [documents]
50th Plenary meeting, 27-29 June 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria [documents] 
49th Plenary meeting, 22-24 November 2017, Tallinn, Estonia | [documents]


The EJN holds at least three Plenary meetings every year.

The purposes of the Plenary meetings shall be as follows:

  • to allow contact points to get to know each other and share experience, particularly concerning the operation of the Network;
  • to provide a forum for discussion of practical and legal problems encountered by the Member States in the context of judicial cooperation, in particular with regard to the implementation of measures adopted by the European Union.

Two of the Plenary meetings are organised in the Member State holding the Presidency of the Council (at the end of each semester). These meetings enable the Contact Points to meet representatives of authorities in the host Member State and to exchange experiences about judicial cooperation in criminal matters. To these Plenary meetings, at least three Contact Points per Member State, two Contact Points from the candidate and associated countries and from partner countries are invited, as well as observers.


Plenary meetings in The Hague - Regular meeting

Next meeting: 42nd Regular meeting, 18 March 2021, The Hague | date to be confirmed

Last meeting: 41st Regular meeting, 12 February 2020, The Hague | [documents]


Once a year (normally in February), the Plenary meeting is held at the premises of Eurojust in The Hague, the so called Regular meeting. Two EJN Contact Points are invited to the Regular meeting. The Regular meeting has a different objective and role in comparison to the two Plenary meetings organised in the Member States. It is devoted to practical and organisational matters of the EJN or new initiatives on judicial cooperation.


Meetings of the National Correspondents (NCM)

Next meeting: 12th NCM, 30 September 2020, The Hague (online) | [documents]

Last meeting: 11th NCM, 16 October 2019, The Hague[documents]


The EJN National Correspondents responsible for the internal functioning of the Network, shall meet at least once a year. The objective of the NCM is to ensure a detailed examination and discussion of the activities of the EJN for the subsequent submission of proposals to the Plenary meeting of the EJN for final approval. The NCM is normally held in October, at the premises of Eurojust in The Hague.


Meetings of the Tool Correspondents (TCM)

Next meeting:  20th Tools Correspondents meeting, March/April 2021, The Hague - date to be confirmed

Last meeting: 19th Tools Correspondents meeting, 1 April 2020 1 July 2020, The Hague (online) | Meeting rescheduled due to Covid-19 crisis. | [documents]


The European Judicial Network tool correspondents shall meet on an ad hoc basis, at least once a year and as its members deem appropriate. The aim of the TCM is to ensure that the information on the EJN website is provided and updated. The TCM is normally held in March, at the premises of Eurojust in The Hague.


EJN Regional and National meetings

Each year EJN Regional and National meetings are organised in the Member States. The overall aim of the meetings is to improve the functioning of the EJN Contact Points and judicial cooperation in general and to increase awareness of the EJN.

Regional meetings involve Contact Points from three or more Member States and focus on problems which have a particular regional character.

National meetings gather the Contact Points in one member State and representatives of the judiciary in the country, to discuss the activities and role of the EJN and to promote the use of the Network.

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Access to reports of the Regional and National meetings of the co-financed from the EJN budget. (Access restricted to Contact Points) 



Guidelines (on the EJN meetings)



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