EUAA Expert Panel
The interplay between return proceedings, the CEAS and fundamental rights

The Italian School for the Judiciary is pleased to inform those working in the field of international protection and anyone interested that the EUAA is organising an Expert Panel on the topic: “The interaction between return procedures, CEAS and fundamental rights”, which will take place online on Thursday 30 November 2023, from 15:00 to 17:00 CET on the WebEx meeting platform.

The discussion will focus on the application and non-application of the Return Directive in “border cases”, the proper implementation of the principle of non-refoulement in return procedures, the procedural safeguards provided by the Return Directive from a fundamental rights perspective and the use of detention with valid reasons and conditions to be respected.

Interested judges can register directly by filling in the registration form EUSurvey – Survey ( and sending their questions to the panel by 20 November 2023.

Registration panel




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 and professionals working in the field of insolvency, with particular reference to the content of Directive 2019/1023 “Restructuring and Insolvency”, has come to a successful conclusion.

The project resulted in the production of two important documents, a “Glossary” and a “Comparative Guide”, available in four languages – Italian, French, English and Spanish.

These documents will enable a better understanding of the different ways in which the Directive has been implemented in the different Member States.

The material is published on the School’s website – in the Studies section – and on the Continuing Education in Business Crisis platform.

Comparative law guide – Insolvency 2 – (EU-CIP2) (EN)

Guia comparativa (ES) 

Glosario (ES) 

Guide comparatif – Insolvency 2 (EU-CIP2) (FR)

Glossaire – Insolvency 2 (EU-CIP2) (FR)

Guida comparativa – Insolvency 2 (EU-CIP2) (IT)

Glossario – Insolvency 2 (EU-CIP2) (IT)

Judges & Collective Redress

13 November and 4 December – We are pleased to announce that, we continue the series of online workshop ‘Judges & Collective Redress’ : two additional online events will take place this Autumn, on Monday 13 November (afternoon) and Monday 4 December (afternoon).

These events are organised by BEUC (the European Consumer Organisation) and funded by EU.

Experienced panellists will share their insights in the area of collective redress, and in particular the Representative Actions Directive (EU) 2020/1828. Participants will have an opportunity to focus on several topics directly relevant to judges when dealing with mass claims, including how to deal with third-party financing, what are the case management techniques at hand, what about the application of private international rules in cross-border mass claims. The new collaboration tool for members of the judiciary, ‘EC-REACT’ will be also presented.

You will find the registration link within the enclosed PDF (click here).

Judicial reasoning and human rights (Naples Castel Capuano)

12 October 2023 – Today, 12 October 2023, at the SSM headquarters in Castel Capuano, the opening conference of the thematic seminar “Judicial reasoning and human rights”, organised in cooperation with the Council of Europe’s HELP unit in the framework of the EU-Council of Europe Judicial Training on the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights, will end.
The seminar will also be attended by judges who have successfully completed the HELP courses in the thematic areas of environment and human rights, international cooperation in criminal matters, asylum and human rights, data protection and the right to privacy, which were launched in May. For the latter, a certificate award ceremony is planned at the end of the seminar.

Legal Italian and Judiciary Course for French Magistrates (in Italian)
French law course for Italian magistrates “Le Droit Français” (in French)
(Naples Castel Capuano)

9 October 2023 – Courses in legal French for Italian magistrates and, for the first time, legal Italian for French magistrates opened today at Castel Capuano. The courses are organised in cooperation with the École Nationale de la Magistrature (ENM) within the framework of the collaboration between the two institutions, included in the Quirinale Treaty.

During the sessions, course participants will be provided with the main legal notions relating to the topics covered, the understanding of which will be addressed and supported by means of language exercises to be carried out individually or in groups. Some exercises will be left to participants to be carried out individually, aimed at consolidating the knowledge acquired during the course.
The aim of the Legal Italian Course is to provide magistrates belonging to foreign legal systems with knowledge of the main institutes of the Italian legal system, primarily in its public and procedural aspects, which may enable them to deal with the eventual resolution of legal issues that presuppose knowledge of the Italian judicial system with the appropriate linguistic tools.

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.

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