Naples, Castel Capuano, 13 / 17 May 2024

During the last  EJTN Aiakos Project dedicated to the exchange of experiences among young magistrates, organized by the SSM last May in Castelcapuano headquarters, Guido Raimondi, former President of the EDU Court and of the labor section of the italian Court of Cassation, gave a talk on the subject of magistrate ethics in the light of conventional jurisprudence, addressing issues of considerable relevance to the entire community of jurists.

Guido Raimondi “Ethics and the Judiciary in a few cases from the Court of Human Rights”


Second appointment within the series of meetings on the topic of “International child abduction”

On Friday 14 June, from 4pm to 6.30pm, exclusively online, the second meeting of the series The international abduction of minors, entitled “Repatriation proceedings and relocation“, will take place.

The meeting, which falls within the framework of the EJNita 2.0 project, carried out in collaboration with the Italian Association of Lawyers for the Family and Minors (AIAF) and the National Union of Juvenile Chambers (UNCM), and with the support of the International Child Abduction Lawyers Italy (ICALI) and the Association of Lawyers for People and Families (APF), includes interventions by Laura Carpaneto (University of Genoa), Maria de Luzenberger (Public Prosecutor’s Office at the Juvenile Court of Naples) and Manuela Tirini (lawyer in Bologna).

To participate, you must register via the following link:

Any further information can be found on the Aldricus portal.

Brochure of June 14, 2024

Brochure of the series of meetings

The President of the SSM at the ANM Congress

11.05.2024 – The President of the Steering Committee of the School for the Judiciary, Silvana Sciarra, spoke this morning at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, where the 36th National Congress of the National Association of Magistrates is scheduled.
Among the points of her speech, that relating to the independence of the judiciary as a prerequisite for the defense of democracy and the rule of law, a value to be pursued also through the daily activity of the School, where the magistrates “are at the same time protagonists and interlocutors”.


The Steering committee of the School for the judiciary received at the CSM

This morning, at 11.30, at Palazzo dei Marescialli, the members of the High Council of the Judiciary received the new members of the Steering Committee of the School for the Judiciary.
The meeting was opened with greetings from the Vice President of the CSM, Fabio Pinelli, followed by those from the President of the School’s Steering Committee, Silvana Sciarra.
At the end, a session of the CSM-SSM permanent technical coordination table was held for an initial discussion between the new members of the School and the VI Council Commission on the issues of magistrate training.

New Steering committee of the School for the judiciary installed

Scandicci, 12 March 2024

This morning, at the teaching premises of Villa Castel Pulci, the new Steering Committee of the Italian School for the Judiciary, which will lead the School for the next four years, took office.
After the handover with the outgoing Steering Committee and the induction of the twelve members, the new Committee elected by acclamation Silvana Sciarra, President Emeritus of the Constitutional Court and Professor Emeritus of Labour Law and European Social Law at the University of Florence, as President, and Vice-Presidents Ines Maria Luisa Marini, former President of the Court of Appeal of Venice, and Federico Vianelli, lawyer at the Court of Cassation.

The Steering Committee is completed by Roberto Giovanni Conti, Gian Andrea Chiesi, Loredana Nazzicone and Vincenzo Sgubbi, magistrates of the Court of Cassation; Fabio Di Vizio, magistrate of the Public Prosecutor’s Office at the Court of Florence; Roberto Peroni Ranchet, magistrate of the Court of Appeal of Milan, among the members appointed by the High Council of the Judiciary, in addition to President Sciarra; Stefano Dorigo, associate professor at the University of Florence; Mauro Paladini, full professor at the University of Milan-Bicocca; Pier Lorenzo Parenti, lawyer at the Court of Cassation, among the members appointed by the Minister of Justice, in addition to the two Vice-Presidents.

Country Guidance: Syria | CG Talks: Somalia | 6 September 2023

Registration to this event is now open at:

When registering, take the opportunity to ask any question related to the COI and country guidance work and our recent publication, and the colleagues will respond in the upcoming session.

 You are welcome to register and to forward this communication and registration link to others within your court and tribunal. The event will be open to staff of national determining authorities in the EU+ as well members of courts and tribunals. Staff of the EUAA, the European Commission, and UNHCR are also welcome to join.

 Deadline for registrations:  22 April 2024 (noon – Malta time)

Invitations to the online event will be sent upon registration.

Info at:

Judicial ethics in Europe and the Arab world: a comparative overview

The seminar, organised in collaboration with the Euro-Arab Judicial Training Network (EAJTN), started today, 7 March, at the headquarters of the SSM in Naples Castel Capuano, with the participation of representatives from all the member countries of the Euro-Arab Network: France, Netherlands, Romania, Algeria, Jordan, Morocco, Belgium, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Palestine, Kuwait, Iraq, Tunisia and Italy.

Judges, prosecutors and lawyers occupy a crucial position in society; they are therefore obliged to adopt the highest ethical standards, as their function has a direct impact on public confidence and the administration of justice.

Independence, impartiality and efficiency are the defining parameters of an effective judicial system, regardless of the model of the national legal system and the tradition in which it is embedded.

Based on the international framework and relevant case law, the course aims to deepen the knowledge and understanding of professional tools and to develop reflective skills, based on practical examples, to deal with ethical dilemmas in the exercise of professional duties.

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European Cyberjustice Network (ECN) “Good Practices for Remote Court Hearings”
11 April 2024, 14:30 – 16:30h

The Italian School for the Judiciary SSM invites to participate in the webinar organised by the European e-Justice Network (ECN) on “Good Practices for Remote Judicial Hearings” on 11 April 2024, from 14:30 to 16:30.
Following the publication of the CEPEJ Guidelines on videoconferencing in judicial proceedings (6/2021) and Selected National Good practices, remote hearings seem to have become a solid option in the proceedings. We would like to discuss and explore with you the developments and experience with remote hearings so far. We are looking forward to sharing recent legal and technical developments and user experience, feeding into a potential update of the respective Guidelines and good practices.
Please register by 5 April at the latest to receive the access link to the webinar (Link to Registration Form)

The webinar agenda is attached.


Memorandum of Understanding SSM – CEJ

The President of the School for the Judiciary, Giorgio Lattanzi, and his counterpart from Center for Judicial Studies of the Portuguese Republic, Fernando Vaz Ventura, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at developing cooperation both in the initial and continuous training of Italian and Portuguese magistrates, and in their respective international activities.

Under the three-year agreement, the two institutions will share the objectives, methods and contents of the initial and continuing training programs and internships by hosting their respective magistrates to participate in international conferences, seminars and workshops organized or co-organised by the other part, with the possibility of carrying out activities and projects, including those involving European funding.

Memorandum of Understanding

Training, Memorandum of understanding School for the Judiciary – Ministry of Justice

As part of the “EJNIta 2.0 building bridges and New Roadmaps” project financed by the European Commission, the School for the Judiciary and the Ministry of Justice signed a Memorandum of understanding to ensure the sharing of educational and scientific initiatives useful for strengthening the culture of judicial cooperation.
On the basis of the agreement, the Ministry and the SSM undertake to share information and educational and scientific initiatives of common interest in support of judicial offices and the training of magistrates.

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European Project 101046472 — VICTI

 “The place of victims in criminal proceedings with a substantial number of victims” – (JUST-2021-JTRA)

The School of Judiciary’s participation in the project promoted by the Ecole Nationale de la Magistrature – ENM – and funded by the European Commission, aimed at training European judges, prosecutors, specialized assistants and other relevant professionals, has come to a successful conclusion.

General objective of the project: to enhance the relevance of judicial treatment towards victims in the context of extraordinary proceedings including a substantial number of victims – towards effectiveness of the minimum core of victims’ rights (2012 directive).

The project results are available in four languages – Italian, French, English and Spanish.

Here are details on the sheets:

Seminar 1: four technical sheets on the investigation phase (1) Identifying victims; 2) Providing information to victims; 3) Management of expert witnesses; 4) Hearing victims testimony)
Seminar 2: a vade-mecum on the organisation of extraordinary proceedings
Seminar 3: a technical sheet on the compensation for victims

Click here for Technical sheets


The Training of President of Courts, Chief Prosecutors, and Judicial Middel Management Position in Europe

In order to improve the approach to the training of Presidents of Courts, Chief Prosecutors, and Judicial Middle Management Positions, the SSM decided to carry out, in collaboration with the Bologna branch of the Institute of Legal Informatics and Judicial Systematics of the National Research Council (CNR), a comparative study on the members and observers of the European Judicial Training Network (EJN), which brings together all the training institutions of the judiciary in the 26 countries of the European Union and the candidates for accession.
The European Judicial Training Network (EJN), within its Judicial Training Methods (JTM) group, has been undertaking specific in-depth studies dedicated to leadership profiles for a number of years, which have also led to the development of a training manual in 2019, as well as several meetings and study seminars, while a specific programme is dedicated to exchanges between heads of offices.
This is, however, a somewhat different approach from the one chosen by the SSM, as the research presented here aims to bring out the overall picture of the training paths of those who aspire to hold positions of organisational responsibility or who have been invested with such functions, rather than focusing on a few specific aspects relating to the qualities or skills that managers should theoretically have.
Alongside the variety of experiences and methodologies used, which mainly privilege participative profiles and theoretical-practical contents, what clearly emerges from this research report is the general absence of compulsory courses for all those who aspire to hold a managerial position, while the compulsory nature of training concerns those who have actually been conferred a position of managerial responsibility.

The Board of Directors of SSM

The Training of Presidents of Courts, Chief Prosecutors, and Judicial Middle Management Positions in Europe


European Gaius Project

The QUADERNI series

E-Campus Project