Founded in 2000 by the Bordeaux Charter, EJTN is an international non-profit association governed by the provisions of Belgian law. EJTN brings together judicial training institutions from all EU Member States to pursue an aim of general European interest: developing and implementing training and exchange activities for members of the European judiciary. These activities cover both initial and continuous training, and are delivered in close cooperation with our Members, Associate Members, Observers and Partners.

Council of Europe - HELP platform

The Council of Europe HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) platform provides free online courses for legal professionals, available in English and other languages. Registration to the HELP platform is free of charge. The HELP courses cover standards of the European Convention on Human Rights/ECHR and other Council of Europe Conventions as well as EU legislation and the case-law of both the ECtHR and the CJEU.

Recommended courses:

  • International Cooperation in Criminal Matters
  • Procedural Safeguards in Criminal Proceedings and Victims’ Rights

Academy of European Law (ERA)

The Academy of European Law (ERA) provides training to legal practitioners in European criminal justice cooperation and in other areas of European law. It was established in 1992 on the initiative of the European Parliament as a non-profit public foundation. Its patrons include most EU member states and it is supported financially by the European Union. ERA works with all practitioners of law, be they judges, prosecutors, defence counsel, law enforcement officers or lawyers in public administration.