Joint EUAA and SSM Workshop on Trafficking in Human Beings (THB) and international Protection

28-29.9.23. The second training course organised by the Scuola Superiore della Magistratura in collaboration with the European Asylum Agency (EUAA), following the signing by the two institutions in May 2022 of a protocol for the development of cooperation in the field of international protection training, kicked off today at the School’s premises in Castel Capuano.

The seminar (workshop) is dedicated to the theme Trafficking in Human Beings and International Protection, which will also be addressed with the contribution of international speakers, in order to compare Italian case law and practice with that developed in other EU countries in the context of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) and in compliance with the 1951 Geneva Convention.
During the seminar, which opened with a definition of the phenomenon and forms of trafficking in human beings and will continue with a presentation of the applicable international legal framework, various profiles will be discussed on the examination of applications for international protection submitted by victims of trafficking in human beings, the difficulties of the international protection judge in applying international and national forms of protection, the relationship with the criminal trial, and mechanisms and referral tools available to magistrates will be presented.

The seminar will be held in Italian and English, with simultaneous translation into Italian, and will alternate between lectures and group work and discussions.

EJTN: meeting (21 September – Naples Castel Capuano)

The meeting of the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) working group on judicial training methods started today, 21 September, at the SSM headquarters in Castel Capuano.
The meeting was attended by the EJTN General Secretariat and delegates from the countries participating in the network.

Webinar ‘Insights in MH17 Proceedings’

The School for the Judiciary invites interested parties to register for the following webinar organised by the Dutch Centre for Training and Study for the Judiciary -SSR in cooperation with the National School of Judges of Ukraine – NSJ, “Insights in MH17 Proceedings”.

Please see the attached invitation, including the registration link, to the MH17 webinar that will take place on Thursday 28 September at 09.00 – 12.00 CET on ZOOM.

Please note that the webinar will be held in English, with translation into Ukrainian and vice versa.



The Italian School for the Judiciary, together with the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) and the Exchange Programme team, are delighted to invite judges, prosecutors and judicial trainers of the EU Member States to the
to be organised on WEDNESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2023 from 12:00 to 14:00 (CET)

The webinar aims at introducing the training activities offered under the EJTN Exchange Programme 2024 and providing an overview of the application, implementation, and financial processes.

The following activities will be presented:
• Judicial exchanges: General exchanges, Specialised exchanges, Court Presidents and Chief Prosecutors exchanges, Trainers exchanges
• Project-based exchanges: Bilateral exchanges, Regional exchanges, EJTN-CEPOL exchanges, Judiciary Learning Grants.
• Long-term training periods: Court of Justice of the European Union, European Court of Human Rights, Eurojust, and the upcoming EPPO.
• Study visits: Court of Justice of the European Union and EPPO, European Court of Human Rights, EU institutions, Eurojust, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the Hague Conference on Private International Law, the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.
The webinar will be held in English on Zoom and interpreted in French.
It is open to everyone upon registration. To register, simply click here.

The first call for applications of 2024, dedicated to judicial exchanges, bilateral exchanges, and long-term training periods, will open on Friday 1st September 2023 on: .

The Italian School for the Judiciary will soon be launching a call for applications.
The pre-selection of candidates is the prerogative of the national training institutions and the EJTN has no influence on this.

Publication of ‘Country Guidance: Somalia’ | CG Talks: Somalia | 6 September 2023
Registration deadline: 4 September 2023

We are also pleased to invite you to the webinar ‘Country Guidance Talks: Somalia’. This online event, taking place on 6 September 2023 from 11.00 to 12.00, will be an opportunity to briefly introduce this first update of ‘Country Guidance: Somalia’ and to engage in a conversation driven by your interest and questions.

Registration to this event is now open at

When registering, take the opportunity to ask any question related to the 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/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 is also welcome to join.

Deadline for registrations: 4 September 2023

Invitation to the online event will be sent upon registration.



The School for the Judiciary invites interested parties to consult the information below on upcoming webinars organised by UNESCO for the judiciary on AI-related topics.

 15 June: The challenge of admissibility: AI-generated evidence in the courtroom –

 6 July: Virtual reality worlds and the law: how judges can keep up with rapidly evolving technology –


Please find attached – detailed information – on the upcoming webinar on 15 June.


At this link: the (video link) IP in the age of generative AI of 25 May.


The Steering Committee

Online the study on the evaluations of the initial and ongoing training courses of the SSM

In the context of a European and internation­al dimension of continuous comparison with other judicial training institutions belonging, primarily, to the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) and in­ternational organisations dealing with the training of magistrates, such as the European Union and the Council of Europe, the Italian School for the Judiciary (Scuola Superiore della Magistratura, SSM) is committed to the elaboration and development of new and effective methodologies in the field of judicial training in order to improve the quality of initiatives in all areas of its work.

So, the SSM decided to verify the quality of the training provided through a study, carried out in collaboration with the National Research Council of Italy (IGSG – CNR, Bologna Branch), aimed at data processing and statistical analysis of the medium- to long-term evaluations of the initial training courses and ongoing training courses organised by the School.

The research started from an analysis of the data obtained through the admin­istration of a questionnaire for the mid- and long-term evaluation of courses for ordinary magistrates in training (magistrati ordinari in tirocinio, MOT) and the realisation of three focus groups for the mid-term evaluation of some training courses, carried out with the participation of a selected number of trainees and the expert trainers.

The reserach report is published in the Quaderni (Notebooks) series, realised in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Printing and Minting (IPZS – Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato Italiano),  to extend the scope of use of training materials and the findings of the School’s research activity.

The research can be downloaded through the link below:


1 hour Lunchtime Webinars:  1 topic – 1 expert – 1 hour – unlimited questions


We are pleased to inform you that our successful project ‘ 1 hour Lunchtime Webinars:  1 topic – 1 expert – 1 hour – unlimited questions’ continues after the summer break , starting on 7 September.

For more information

Webinar 24 July
“Gender base violence, arbitrary killings and torture – a Forensic Perspective”

The Higher School of the Judiciary (SSM) invites interested parties to consult the following information on the webinar on “Gender base violence, arbitrary killings and torture – a Forensic Perspective” organised by Dutch Training and Study Centre for the Judiciary (SSR) and the National School of Judges of Ukraine (NSJ). This webinar will focus on the crimes of gender base violence (sexual assault), arbitrary killings and torture from the perspective of forensic sciences. Emphasis will be on how to conduct an investigation and on how to handle the results in court proceedings.

The expert speaker, Professor Duarte Nuno Vieira, a distinguished professor of Forensic Medicine and Sciences at the University of Coimbra (Portugal), will share his experiences working in Ukraine and his role as a consultant for the United Nations.

This webinar is hosted via ZOOM on July 24 by the National School of Judges of Ukraine.

For the registration use this link.

The Steering Committee



The inauguration ceremony of the third premise of the School for the Judiciary and the presentation of the 2023 training year took place at Castel Capuano in Naples in the presence of the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella.
The President of the School, Giorgio Lattanzi, the Vice President of the High Council of the Judiciary, Fabio Pinelli, and the Minister of Justice, Carlo Nordio, attended the cerimony

The event can be reviewed on the SSM YouTube channel at the following link: Inaugurazione della terza sede della SSM a Napoli Castel Capuano – YouTube


European Gaius Project

The QUADERNI series

The Bulletin

E-Campus Project