The ENCJ considered that there was a need for the establishment of Minimum Judicial Standards in relation to the involvement of non-judicial members in Judicial Governance. The Project Standards VI was established to consider this issue. The Project Team has approached the task of defining minimum standards in this field on the basis that such standards, fully respecting the principle of subsidiarity and independence, should be limited to those which are considered indispensable for the organization and management of a Judicial Council or other relevant body as defined below. Taking into account the great variety of possible participants in Judicial Governance and the various systems for appointing and managing non-judicial members in Judicial Governance across Europe, the Project Team sought to investigate the participation of non-judicial members in
a) Judicial Councils
b) judicial appointment procedures and committees, and
c) complaint and disciplinary procedures or committees.