Judicial training - Stockholm Action Plan
ORAL QUESTION WITH DEBATE O-0063/10
pursuant to Rule 115 of the Rules of Procedure
by Klaus-Heiner Lehne, on behalf of the Committee on Legal Affairs
to the Commission
1. In view of Parliament's resolution of 25 November 2009 (P7_TA(2009)0090), how does the Commission intend to consult Parliament on the involvement of the Network of the Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts, the European Network of the Councils for the Judiciary, the Association of the Councils of State and Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions and the Eurojustice Network of European Prosecutors-General, court officers and legal practitioners and above all the Academy of European Law in the setting up of the pilot projects for judicial training envisaged in the Commission's Action Plan implementing the Stockholm Programme (COM(2010)0171)?
2. In view of the increasing needs and growing demand for professional training in EU law how does the Commission intend to match its political priorities with adequate financial resources for existing training institutions such as, in particular, the Academy of European Law, as well as for future training bodies?
3. What practical steps does the Commission intend to take, with the active collaboration of the Member States, in order to create a network of legal training bodies across the Union accredited to provide familiarisation courses in national, comparative and European law for members of the judiciary on a stable, ongoing basis, and how does it envisage creating in a longer-term perspective a European Judicial Academy, building upon existing structures and networks, in particular the European Judicial Training Network and the Academy of European Law, in line with Parliament's wishes?
Deadline for reply: 20.05.2010