EJN Meetings


Plenary meetings of the European Judicial Network

Plenary meetings in the Member States

Last meeting: 49th Plenary Meeting, 22-24 November 2017, Tallinn, Estonia | [documents]

You can find information about the EJN Plenary meetings in 2017 (under the MT and EE Presidencies) in the EJN News under the following links: 48th Plenary meeting under the MT Presidency and 49th Plenary meeting under the EE Presidency

Next meetings 50th Plenary Meeting, 27-29 June 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria
51st Plenary Meeting, 21-23 November 2018, Vienna, Austria
52nd Plenary Meeting, 26-28 June 2019, Bucharest, Romania 

The EJN holds at least three plenary meetings every year (Article 5 of the EJN Decision).

The general purpose of the plenary meetings is:

  • 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 field of international judicial cooperation in criminal matters.

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 are meant to enable the Contact Points from all the Member States to meet authorities of the host Member State and to visit specific bodies with responsibilities for judicial cooperation, exchanging experience. In these plenary meeting, at least three Contact Points per Member State, two Contact Points from the candidate and associated countries and one Contact Point from partner countries are invited, as well as observers.

 


Plenary meetings in The Hague - Regular meeting

Last meeting: 39th Regular Meeting, 21 February 2018, The Hague | [documents]

Next meetings: 40th Regular Meeting, 20 February 2019, The Hague

Once a year (February or March), 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 other two plenary meetings organised in the Member States. The Regular meetings are devoted to practical and organisational matters of the EJN or new initiatives on judicial cooperation. Its’ particular content is decided by the Member State holding the Presidency of the Council in close cooperation with the EJN Secretariat, the Council Secretariat and the European Commission. The Regular meeting is normally restricted to the EJN contact points only, but depending on the topic, other participants can be invited.

 


Meetings of the National Correspondents (NCM)

Last meetings: 9th NCM, 18 October 2017, in The Hague | [documents]

You can find information about the NC Meetings in 2017 in the EJN News under the following link: 9th National Correspondents Meeting of the European Judicial Network

Next meeting: 10th NCM, 17 October 2018

The EJN National Correspondents shall meet at least once a year at the invitation of the National Correspondent of the Member State holding the Presidency of the Council. The National Correspondents meeting (NCM) functions as a steering committee for the EJN. 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)

Last meeting: 17th Tools Correspondents meeting: 21 March 2018, The Hague | [documents]

You can find information about the 2018 TCM in the EJN News under the following link: 17th Tool Correspondents meeting of the European Judicial Network

Next meetings: 18th Tools Correspondents Meeting, 20 March 2019, The Hague

In accordance with Article 6 (2) of the EJN Decision, the EJN Tool Correspondents meet at least once a year, at the invitation of the Tool Correspondent of the Member State which holds the Presidency of the Council. During these meetings, the issues referred to in Article 4(5) of the EJN Decision are discussed. The TCM is normally held in March, at the premises of Eurojust in The Hague.

 


Regional Meetings of the EJN contact points

The EJN’s efficiency is improved by organising regional meetings of the EJN contact points in various Member States. They are co-organised by the Contact points and the EJN Secretariat. The regional meetings should also be promoted to help focusing on problems which have a particular regional character. The first organisation guidelines for these meetings were adopted at the 32nd Plenary of the EJN, 25-26 June 2009. The term “regional” is not read in a narrow geographical sense.

Regional meetings organised in 2018

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National Meetings of the EJN contact points

These are meetings held in the Member States and co-organised by the Contact Points and the EJN Secretariat. The Member States are encouraged to provide support to their EJN Contact Points to organise regularly, at least once per year, working meetings between themselves and between them and the national judicial networks in criminal matters, where applicable. The Contact Points taking part in these meetings are encouraged to provide information to the EJN Secretariat, so that this information can be included in the Report on the activities and management of the European Judicial Network, submitted every second year to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission.

National meetings organised in 2018

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Guidelines on the EJN meetings UPDATED 2016


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