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Registration ENCJ Projects 2023-2024


The General Assembly in Ljubljana adopted the ENCJ 2023-2024 work plan which includes the set-up of several projects.

1. Project on Independence, Accountability and Quality of the Judiciary

Coordinators :  Rvdr Netherlands and CSM Italy (assisted by the ENCJ Office)  

The project will continue the work on both parts:

1. Independence and Accountability
2. Quality of the Judiciary

Progress on Court user survey will also be monitored under the umbrella of this group. 

The first meeting of the project group on Independence, Accountability and Quality of the Judiciary will take place in the beginning of October in Brussels (at the ENCJ premises). Work from October 2023 until March 2024 will continue in dialogue groups composed on the basis of the outcomes of the indicators of independence, accountability and quality of the judiciary. Improvement plans will be developed to address weaknesses and/or to build on strengths in the period from January until June 2024. An in-person or online meeting of the whole project group is also foreseen in Spring 2024. 


2. ENCJ Digital Justice Forum

Coordinators:  Rvdr Netherlands and Sodni Svet Slovenia          

The aim of the Forum is to provide a network for the exchange of information and advice for national experts dealing with digitization;
•    Promote dialogue on challenges and opportunities – balancing efficiency and access to justice and independence;
•    To monitor developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence and the challenges and opportunities it may provide for the judiciary;
•    To exchange best practices and developments on national level;
•    To provide a judicial perspective on e-Justice to the European Commission;
•    To liaise with CEPEJ Cyberjustice working group, CCBE, Unit E-Justice DG JUST EC.

One or two in-person meetings and several online meetings will be organised. The Forum will aim, among other things, to keep the group members up to date with the upcoming EU legislation in the field. ENCJ Members and Observers are kindly requested to register for the forum even if they participated in previous years


3. Project on Internal Organisation  

Coordinators:  ENCJ President 

There will be no separate project group, meetings with ENCJ Members will be organised in the framework of meetings of the other ENCJ Projects.            


4. Dialogue group on Attractiveness of the Judicial Career

 Coordinators:  HRJ/CSJ Belgium and TP Latvia

Across Europe the judiciaries face trouble in attracting candidates to be appointed as judges. Issues that will be taken into account are the representativeness of the judiciary and how to ensure that the judiciary reflects the society it serves in all its diversity, professional working environment and remuneration standards for judges. 

Continuation of the project that started last year. Registration is open to Councils with new formation and new Observers

Registration for the project year 2023/2024 is now closed. Should you wish to join one of the projects please contact the ENCJ Office at 


ENCJ Projects and Lunchseminars

ENCJ Project on a Code of Conduct for the Councils for the Judiciary

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Materials from ENCJ Members


ENCJ Projects 2020-2021

Lunch seminars

Since September 2020 ENCJ regulary organises lunch seminars. The reports and relevant documents of the seminars will be published here. 

  • September 2020 - Restarting the Courts after lockdown
  • October and November 2020 - The situation of the Judiciary in Turkey
  • January 2021 - The situation of the Judiciary in Poland
  • February 2021 - The relations between Councils for the Judiciary and Judges Associations
  • March 2021 - The situation of the Judiciary in Hungary
  • April 2021 - ENCJ strategy 2022-2025
  • May 2021 - Judicial reform in Spain 
  • June 2021 - Presentation ENCJ reports and workplan
  • September 2021 - EC Rule of law report 2021 and 2022 Justice Scoreboard 
  • October 2021 - Liability of judges
  • November 2021 - The situation of the judiciary in Afghanistan 
  • February 2022 - ENCJ Thematic dialogue groups 
  • March 2022 - The situation in Ukraine 
  • April 2022 - Diversity policies 
  • Presentation of the Rule of Law report 2022 (September 2022)
  • Situation of the judiciary in Hungary (October 2022)
  • Tour of Europe – recent developments (November 2022) 
  • Update on the situation in Poland - (February 2023)
  • Judicial vetting (April 2023) 
  • "Judicial Governance and Democracy in Europe" book presentation (May 2023)
  • Rule of Law report 2023 (September 2023)
  • Artificial Intelligence (October 2023) 
  • Relationship between the judiciary and media & freedom of expression of judges (November 2023)
  • Legal Needs Surveys (January 2024)
  • Rule of Law decay (March 2024)