Dates and Places

Plenary meetings of the European Judicial Network

Plenary meetings in the Member States

Next meetings:

58th Plenary meeting, 15 - 17 June 2022, Bordeaux, France

59th Plenary meeting, 9-11 November 2022, Czech Republic

Last meetings:

57th Plenary meeting, 18-19 October 2021, Ljubljana, Slovenia [documents]

56th Plenary meeting, 29 June 2021, Lisbon, Portugal (online) [documents]

55th Plenary meeting, Berlin, Germany [meeting cancelled due to Covid-19 crisis]

54th Plenary meeting, 17-19 June 2020, Croatia [meeting cancelled due to Covid-19 crisis]

53rd Plenary meeting, 20-22 November 2019, Finland [documents]

52nd Plenary meeting, 26-28 June 2019, Bucharest, Romania [documents]

51st Plenary meeting, 21-23 November 2018, Vienna, Austria [documents]

50th Plenary meeting, 27-29 June 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria [documents]

49th Plenary meeting, 22-24 November 2017, Tallinn, Estonia | [documents]


The EJN holds at least three Plenary meetings every year.

The purposes of the Plenary meetings shall be as follows:

  • to allow contact points to get to know each other and share experience, particularly concerning the operation of the Network;
  • to provide a forum for discussion of practical and legal problems encountered by the Member States in the context of judicial cooperation, in particular with regard to the implementation of measures adopted by the European Union.

Two of the Plenary meetings are organised in the Member State holding the Presidency of the Council (at the end of each semester). These meetings enable the Contact Points to meet representatives of authorities in the host Member State and to exchange experiences about judicial cooperation in criminal matters. To these Plenary meetings, at least three Contact Points per Member State, two Contact Points from the candidate and associated countries and from partner countries are invited, as well as observers.


Plenary meetings in The Hague - Regular meeting

Next meeting: 43rd Regular meeting, The Hague - 24 February 2022

Last meeting: 42nd Regular meeting, 18 March 2021, The Hague (online) [documents]


Once a year (normally in February), the Plenary meeting is held at the premises of Eurojust in The Hague, the so called Regular meeting. Two EJN Contact Points are invited to the Regular meeting. The Regular meeting has a different objective and role in comparison to the two Plenary meetings organised in the Member States. It is devoted to practical and organisational matters of the EJN or new initiatives on judicial cooperation.


Meetings of the National Correspondents (NCM)

Next meeting: 14th NCM, date to be confirmed in second half of 2022

Last meeting: 13th NCM, 17 September 2021 (online) | [documents]


The EJN National Correspondents responsible for the internal functioning of the Network, shall meet at least once a year. The objective of the NCM is to ensure a detailed examination and discussion of the activities of the EJN for the subsequent submission of proposals to the Plenary meeting of the EJN for final approval. The NCM is normally held in October, at the premises of Eurojust in The Hague.


Meetings of the Tool Correspondents (TCM)

Next meeting: 21st Tool Correspondents meeting, 31 March 2022, The Hague

Last meeting: 20th Tool Correspondents meeting, 15 April 2021, The Hague (online) [documents]


The European Judicial Network tool correspondents shall meet on an ad hoc basis, at least once a year and as its members deem appropriate. The aim of the TCM is to ensure that the information on the EJN website is provided and updated. The TCM is normally held in March, at the premises of Eurojust in The Hague.


EJN Regional and National meetings

Each year EJN Regional and National meetings are organised in the Member States. The overall aim of the meetings is to improve the functioning of the EJN Contact Points and judicial cooperation in general and to increase awareness of the EJN.

Regional meetings involve Contact Points from three or more Member States and focus on problems which have a particular regional character.

National meetings gather the Contact Points in one member State and representatives of the judiciary in the country, to discuss the activities and role of the EJN and to promote the use of the Network.

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EJN Regional and National meetings in 2021:

Applicant Meeting topic - summarised Member States / Countries participating Date of the meeting
Germany Misinformation and misunderstanding in the context of filling the EAW sheet AT, FR, LU, NL, PL, CH, LI 13-14 September 2021
Portugal Practical intervention of the EJN contact points as facilitators of the application of FWD 2002/584, 2008/909 and 2008/947 ES, FR, PT 4-5 November 2021
Poland The role of the EJN in facilitating cooperation in the area of freezing and confiscation of criminal assets on the basis of the regime provided by the EU Regulation 2018/1805 on the mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation orders UK liaison magistrate 11-12 October 2021

EJN Regional and National meetings in 2020:


All awarded meetings in 2020 were cancelled due to the pandemic crisis.


EJN Regional and National meetings in 2019:


Access to reports of the Regional and National meetings of the co-financed from the EJN budget. (Access restricted to Contact Points)


Western Balkans and EU EJN CPs meetings

The aim of the meetings is to strengthen judicial cooperation between the EU and the Western Balkans and to support the functioning of the EJN in the Western Balkan area.

Next meeting: 3rd Meeting EJN Contact Points, EU and Western Balkans – 9 December 2021, The Hague

Last meeting: 2nd Meeting EJN Contact Points, EU and Western Balkans - 8 December 2020, The Hague (online)



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