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The concept

The seminars are targeted at judges, prosecutors, lawyers in private practice and prison and probation staff (approx. 50 participants per seminar) from all eligible Member States (the UK and Denmark do not participate in the Justice Programme 2014-2020) and EU Candidate Countries (Albania and Montenegro). Each training event lasts 1½ days.


The programme offers a mix of training methods, from lectures to interactive workshops. At the heart of the training is an analysis of detention issues and steps to improve conditions, as well as alternatives to imprisonment. Participants' application of relevant instruments is improved through real-time training and knowledge-sharing. Mutual trust between participants is strengthened through, amongst others, a better understanding of CJEU and ECtHR case law and their impact within the context of mutual recognition instruments, as well as the correct application of the relevant EU Framework Decisions in relation to detention. Moreover, awareness of issues surrounding (pre-trial) detention, improving conditions and alternatives to it will be raised.

Networking Opportunities

This project supports networking by giving the participants from various eligible EU Member States and eligible EU Candidate Countries the opportunity to make personal contacts with other participants and speakers, leading to an exchange of best practice and experience in the course of the offered training.

EU flag  Co-funded by the Justice Programme of the European Union 2014-2020.