The NIJ representatives participated in the General Assembly of the EJTN

10. 06. 2022

During 7 - 8 June 2022, the European Judicial Training Network’s (EJTN) XXV General Assembly was held in Paris, France. The event was attended by representatives of all the judicial training institutions from the European Union’s member states, of the European Commission and of international organizations. The delegation of the National Institute of Justice was constituted by Ecaterina Popa, ad interim Director, and Olga Marandici, Head of International Relations Section.

The event started with greetings from the French Justice Minister, Eric Dupond-Moretti, Director of the French National School for the Judiciary, Nathalie Roret and EJTN Secretary General, Markus Brückner. To those who had assembled a speech was addressed by Didier Reynders, the Commissioner for Justice which brought to attention the importance of judicial training for ensuring the rule of law and protection of human rights in all the Europe.

In the frame of the event, the participants have discussed the following subjects: the annual report of the Secretary General, the annual report of the Steering Committee, EJTN’s 2023 Work Programme, impact of epidemiological crisis caused by Covid-19 on the training activities, approval of Amendment to EJTN Rules of Procedure and presentation of new digital tools and improvement of the EJTN digital environment. As well, at the event were elected EJTN’s Steering Committee and EJTN Secretary General, Ingrid Derveaux to serve for the next term, starting from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2025.

The National Institute of Justice became an observer member of the European Judicial Training Network of magistracy schools in the Member States of the European Union on July first, 2016, with the entry into force of the Association Agreement between the Republic of Moldova and the European Union. The application for observer status was approved by the General Assembly of the Network, which held its proceedings in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 12 and 13 of June, 2014.

The participation of the National Institute of Justice representatives became possible thanks to the project “Support to Justice Sector Reform in Moldova – Reinforcing the National Capacities to Provide Efficient Skills-Based Training for Legal Professionals”, implemented by the UNDP with the financial support of the US Government.