Plenary meetings of the European Judicial Network

Plenary meetings of the European Judicial Network in the Member States

Next meetings:   

58th Plenary meeting of the European Judicial Network under the French Presidency, Bordeaux, France from 15 to 17 June 2022

59th Plenary meeting of the European Judicial Network under the Czech Presidency, Czech Republic from 9 to 11 November 2022

Last meetings:

57th Plenary meeting, 18-20 October 2021, Ljubljana, Slovenia [documents]

56th Plenary meeting, 29 June 2021, Lisbon, Portugal [documents]

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

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: 44th Regular meeting, first half of 2023 - date to be confirmed, The Hague 

Last meeting: 43rd Regular meeting, 24 February 2022, The Hague (online) [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: 14th NCM, 29 September 2022, The Hague

Last meeting: 13th NCM, September 2021 (online) [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: 22nd Tool Correspondents meeting, date to be confirmed in 2023, The Hague

Last meeting: 21st Tool Correspondents meeting, 31 March 2022, The Hague [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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EJN Regional and National meetings in 2022

ApplicantMeeting Topic - SummarisedMember States / Countries participatingMeeting dates
LATVIA The Issues in Examination of Witnesses by Videoconference in cross-border Criminal Proceedings.FI, SE, EE, LT2 - 3 June 2022
POLANDEJN Contact Points as facilitators of judicial cooperation in criminal matters in the EU with the special focus on electronic transmission of documents, transfer of proceedings and execution of freezing orders.UK Liaison Prosecutor12 - 13 September 2022
GERMANYProblems with the extending authorisation of extradition.AT, DE, FR, LI, LU, PL, SI, CH 10-11 October 2022

EJN Regional and National meetings in 2021

Western Balkans and EU EJN CPs meetings

Next meeting: 4th Meeting EJN Contact Points, EU and Western Balkans – 21 September 2022, Sarajevo

Last meeting: 3rd Meeting EJN Contact Points, EU and Western Balkans – 9 December 2021, The Hague [documents]

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 2023

Last meeting: online, on 27 January 2022

Language trainings for Contact Points

12th Language training for the EJN Contact Points, on 5-7 April 2022

Guidelines on the EJN meetings