For the first time, Italy won the THEMIS 2023 competition during the Grand Final held from 5 to 8 December 2023 at the National Institute of Magistracy (NIM) in Bucharest, Romania.

Eight teams took part in the final, the top two from the four semi-finals held throughout the year: three from France, two from Italy, one from the Netherlands and two from Romania. Each team submitted a written report and took part in a question and answer session with their peers and the jury.

The Italian team, consisting of Vincenzo Riganti and Giulia Tavella, led by tutor Cristina Cilla, was awarded the first prize for its contribution.
The French team came second with a case of alleged employment discrimination, while the Dutch team came third.
The other Italian team that took part in the final in Bucharest, made up of Giulia Zappalà, Elena Banchi and Liboria Stancampiano, tutored by Giovanna Bilò, also did an excellent job and stood out for its presentation.
Having won the competition, Italy will host the final of the next edition of Themis 2024.

The Themis competition is organised annually by the European Judicial Training Network, based on a project of the European Union and the Council of Europe, and is aimed at EU judicial training schools. Teams of trainee magistrates compete with teams of other young colleagues from EU countries by presenting projects that are discussed before an international jury.
Our warmest congratulations go to the trainee magistrates and their trainers, in the name of a competence and professionalism that the young magistrates will certainly be able to transfer to the duties they will soon assume.