EALCJ and the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN)

The EALCJ is the partner organization of the European Judicial Training network (EJTN) in relation to the provision and administration of specialized training and exchanges for labour court judges. For information about the EJTN and the work which it undertakes under the umbrella of the European Commission’s activities within the field of Justice and Home Affairs, see the EJTN Web-site. The most recent General Assembly of the EJTN was held in Amsterdam on 9th & 10th June 2016. The next General Assembly will take place in Valetta, Malta, on 22 & 23 June 2017. Judge Professor Alan C. Neal (Convenor) and Judge Dawn Shotter (Treasurer) attended the 2016 Amsterdam meeting on behalf of the EALCJ.

2015 Activities: Under the auspices of the EJTN, the first programme of specialised labour court activities organised by the EALCJ took place in three Member States. That programme included a number of week-long visits by labour judges from Member States of the European Union to their counterparts in other EU legal systems. Two labour judges spent time in Italy, as the guests of the Corte di Cassazione, in Rome. Meanwhile, two judges were hosted in Madrid by the Spanish Supreme Authority for the Judiciary. Finally, in December, four judges (from Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia and Spain) visited London for a programme arranged through the Employment Tribunals of England and Wales.

2016 Activities: Within the 2016 programme, which was designed for labour court judges with experience of working at high appeal or Supreme Court levels, five places were made available for a specialised programme held in London, United Kingdom, between 12-16 December 2016. Participants from Croatia, Poland, Rumania and Spain spent a week observing and discussing hearings before the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal, hosted by the EALCJ and led by Employment Judge Professor Alan C. Neal.

Judge Galina Gerasimova (Bulgaria) in a judicial wig at the workshop of Ede & Ravenscroft, London Meeting the President of the Employment Tribunals of England & WalesMeeting the President of the Employment Tribunals of England & Wales, His Honour Judge Brian Doyle, during the 2015 exchange programme. imageJudge Alejandro Noa Nonide (Spain) at the United Kingdom Supreme Court.