Information for applicants

With the generous support of our partners ERA provides scholarships to invite lawyers, judges, prosecutors and officials from EU member states, candidate countries and potential candidates who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend the events organised by ERA.

The scholarship may cover one or all of the following

  • a contribution towards travelling expenses
  • hotel accommodation during the event
  • the participation fees


For scholarships granted for an ERA conference in Trier accommodation arrangements will be made directly by ERA. ERA works with several partner hotels in Trier near to our premises.
Information on how to travel to Trier can be found here.

Important notes

  • Scholarships do not apply to language courses.
  • Normally, scholarships are only granted for one event and only in exceptional circumstances can candidates who have already received a scholarship expect to be re-awarded a grant.
  • Applicants should not register for an event before obtaining a decision on their scholarship application.
  • Successful applicants will be asked to write a report on how they made use of the scholarship in their work and present their experiences in their home institutions by a giving a small report.

Closing date for applications

  • 2 months prior to the conference (for face-to-face events)
  • 2 weeks prior to the conference (for online events)

ERA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Despite the ongoing Corona pandemic, we remain committed to delivering our training programme and most of our upcoming events will take place in face-to-face or hybrid formats.