Representatives of the National Institute of Justice have made a study visit to Bucharest, Romania, between November 15-17, 2023. The delegation included the employees of the Legal Information Centre, as well as the subdivisions responsible for human resources and communication. The visit to Romania was aimed at sharing experience and best practices in the form of meetings with the exponents of the Romanian judicial training institutions.
During three days, the Institute delegates went to the National Institute of Magistracy (NIM) and the National School of Clerks (NSC), where they held discussions on areas of common interest. Thus, at the meetings were addressed issues regarding the integration of information technologies in the processes of initial training, continuous training and training of trainers, technical management of admission and graduation, management of the physical library and the field of communication and human resources. Whereas the National Institute of Justice is engaged in a comprehensive professional evaluation process and the completion of the Trainers Network, the representatives of the NIJ were also interested in the procedure of recruiting trainers to the relevant institutions in Romania. Also, the subject of the experience of the National Institute of Magistracy and the National School of Clerks on the transparency of the procedure for selecting beneficiaries for international trainings was approached.
The study visit took place thanks to the project ”Strengthening the justice system by organizing expertise transfer missions addressed to judges and prosecutors from the Republic of Moldova”, implemented by the National Institute of Magistracy of Romania and National Institute of Justice of the Republic of Moldova, with the support of the RoAid, under the coordination of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, due to the support provided for the judicial system reform. The cooperation directions of the project refers to three components: developing the capacities of NIJ beneficiaries through continuous training activities organized by NIM; performing internships for NIJ trainees and specialized internships for judges and prosecutors at the homologous institutions; assistance on strengthening the capacity of the Legal Information Centre during a study visit of NIJ employees.