Plenary meetings of the European Judicial Network

Plenary meetings of the European Judicial Network in the Member States

Next meetings:

62nd Plenary Meeting of the European Judicial Network under the Belgium Presidency, 10-12 June 2024, Antwerpen, Belgium

63rd Plenary Meeting of the European Judicial Network under the Hungarian Presidency, 6-8 November 2024, Budapest, Hungary

Last meetings:

61st Plenary Meeting of the European Judicial Network under the Spanish Presidency, Madrid, Spain, from 8 to 9 November 2023 | [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: 46th Regular meeting, February 2025, The Hague - data to be confirmed

Last meeting: 45th Regular meeting, 29 February 2024, The Hague

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: 16th National Correspondents Meeting (NCM), 2 October 2024, The Hague

Last meeting: 15th National Correspondents Meeting (NCM), 4 October 2023, The Hague  

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: 23rd Tool Correspondents meeting, 2025, The Hague - date to be confirmed

Last meeting: 23nd Tool Correspondents meeting, 4 April 2024, The Hague

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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EJN Regional and National meetings in 2024

Applicant Meeting Topic - Summarised Member States / Countries participating   Meeting dates
FRANCE The annual meeting of the EJN French contact points France   9 April 2024
GERMANY The transfer of proceedings in criminal matters. Germany, Austria, France, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, United Kingdom.   22-23 April 2024
CROATIA International judicial cooperation and mutual legal assistance with focus on organized crime and money laundering. Croatia, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo* (*this designation is made without prejudice to positions on status and is in accordance with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence).   5pm - 7am June 2024
POLAND
  1. The role of the EJN in dealing with cooperation between national prosecutors and the EPPO.
  2. Assistance provided by the EJN in the context of the conclusions arising from the 10th Round of Peer Reviews on EIOs.
Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Slovak Republic, United Kingdom.   30 September - 1 October 2024

EJN Regional and National meetings in 2024

EJN National meeting, 9 April 2024 in Paris (France)

EJN Regional and National meetings in 2023

23rd working meeting of the German contact points of the European Judicial Network and the 11th EJN Regional meeting 9 May 2023 in Berlin, Germany

EJN Regional meeting, 31 May - 1 June 2023 in Madrid, Spain  EJN Regional Meeting 2023 in Madrid, Spain

EJN Regional meeting, 18 – 20 September 2023 in Gozd Martuljek, Slovenia

EJN Regional meeting, 28 - 29 September 2023  in Malmö, Sweden  EJN Regional Meeting in Malmö, Sweden

3rd EJN Regional Meeting, 9 - 10 October 2023 in Warsaw, Poland    

EJN Regional meeting, 26 – 28 April 2023 in Linz, Austria

 

Western Balkans and EU EJN CPs meetings

Next meeting: 7th Meeting of EJN Contact Points, EU and Western Balkans – 11-12 September 2024 in Skopje, North Macedonia

Last meeting: 6th Meeting of EJN Contact Points, EU and Western Balkans – 11 April 2023 in Budva, Montenegro 

The aim of the meetings is to strengthen judicial cooperation between the EU and the Western Balkans and to support the functioning of the EJN in the Western Balkan area.

Meeting for the New Contact Points

Next meeting: date to be confirmed in 2025

Last meeting: online, on 26 January 2024

Language trainings for Contact Points

Next meeting: 15th Language training for the EJN Contact Points, 2025, date and venue to be confirmed

Last meeting: 14th Language training for the EJN Contact Points, 10-12 April 2024, Lublin, Poland

Guidelines on the EJN meetings