European judicial training N

Cross-border cooperation (on both civil and criminal cases) has shown that European legal acts and mechanisms could be more effectively implemented for the benefit of citizens and businesses if there was more: understanding and mutual trust between legal practitioners in different EU countries; knowledge of EU legislation and cooperation instruments; and consistent understanding of EU law (to ensure correct application in national cases). European judicial training involves training of legal practitioners in substantive and procedural EU legislation and improving their knowledge and awareness of national judicial systems in other Member States. Priority is given to the judges and prosecutors responsible for enforcing European Union law, but European judicial training is also essential for other legal practitioners, such as court staff, lawyers, solicitors, bailiffs, notaries and mediators. All legal practitioners must become competent in their role in the implementation of the European legislative framework. Mutual trust and understanding are also essential for ensuring a secure legal environment which upholds individuals' and companies' rights in a clear and consistent manner.