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Support of the European Union to the Judicial Academy

Подршка Европске уније Правосудној академији

The main activities of the project include:

Conducting analyzes of the judicial practice of the European Court of Human Rights in cases against the Republic of Serbia, as well as other cases that may be significant for holders of judicial functions in the Republic of Serbia

Establishing a "crossing system" over the Internet which would link the provisions of national regulations with the relevant norms of the European Convention on Human Rights, the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, as well as the developed legal concepts

Conducting an analysis of a high number of applications before the European Court of Human Rights and constitutional appeals before the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Serbia, with recommendations for solving those problems

Formulation of recommendations for the improvement of the methodology for making court decisions and the preparation of short analyzes of judgments, as well as the organization of seminars for familiarizing the holders of judicial functions with formulated recommendations

Establishing a network of judges and prosecutors who specialize in the European Convention on Human Rights

Database which will include selected decisions of the European Court of Human Rights, and staff training for its maintenance

Needs assessment in order to identify future training requirements within the justice system

General overview of existing curricula and programs for initial and permanent training, which is followed by an appropriate analysis, all with the aim of improving the curriculum

Comparative analysis of the curriculum in related institutions in EU member states

Recommendations and support for promotion existing and development of new modules within priority legal areas

Seminars and workshops within the framework of initial and ongoing training to strengthen the competences of holders of judicial functions

Comparative analysis of the current mentoring system, as well as the system of relevant institutions in EU countries that are responsible for the training of holders of judicial functions with recommendations for improving the system

"Guidelines for evaluating the work of mentors" and support to the Judicial Academy in the implementation of recommendations

"Manual for Mentors" in order to improve the work methodology, providing support to the Judicial Academy in organizing its promotion

Cooperation and contacts with relevant legal institutions, as well as judicial educational institutions in the region and EU member states

Analyzes of the existing situation in connection with the currently available possibilities and future needs of the information system of the Judicial Academy



Project documents by project components:

Overview of project activity results

Overview of project deliverables


Component 1


Component 2


Component 3


This two-year project is implemented by the British Council in cooperation with FIIAPP (Spain), Alternative Consulting (Serbia) and AlterFact (Serbia).

british The British Council is an international organization for cultural relations from Great Britain.

The British Council opens up international opportunities for people from the UK and other countries and builds trust between them around the world. This is what we consider cultural relations.

We build trust and understanding for the UK with the aim of creating a safer and more prosperous world. In terms of our impact, we are the world's leading cultural relations organization. Cultural relations are a component of international relations that focus on connecting people, but also establishing connections between political representatives and citizens, as well as between political representatives of different countries.

We use English, the arts, education and society – the best of what the UK has to offer in the cultural sphere – to bring people closer together and make working with the UK as attractive as possible. The British Council has over 7,000 staff in 191 offices in 110 countries and territories.

Terazije 8/I, 11000 Belgrade
Phone: +381 3023 866

fiiap Founded in 1997, the Spanish International Foundation for Administration and Public Policy (FIIAP) is a foundation established by the Government of Spain in the field of international development of democratic governance and strengthening of institutions.

Since its foundation, the organization has implemented various modernization programs in the field of justice in transition and developing countries. These programs include activities aimed at strengthening the institutional and organizational capacities of the beneficiary countries, such as technical assistance, training in the field of management, research and relations with judicial administration.

In recent years, the organization has hosted numerous seminars, workshops and conferences attended by judges and managers from the field of court administration from all over the world.

C/ Beatriz de Bobadilla, 18 4ª planta 28040 – Madrid – España
Phone: +34 91 591 46 00

consulting Alternative Consulting, from Belgrade, is a young consulting company that is developing rapidly. It was founded by consultants who have many years of experience working on support projects in Southeast Europe as well as in other regions, including the CIS, Africa and Southeast Asia.

Alternative Consulting is specialized and currently carries out numerous activities, mainly with the financial support of the European Union, aimed at providing support to the institutions of the countries of Southeast Europe in the implementation of reforms, as well as in the adaptation of domestic legislation to the legal acquis of the EU.

Risanska 6, 11000 Belgrade, Republic of Serbia
Phone: +381 (0) 11 268 10 79

alter The Alterfact Association was founded in 2010 with the aim of providing support to the development of civil society and the protection of human rights. The main areas that the association deals with include the promotion of the rule of law, the values ​​of civil society and environmental protection as a human right.

Since its establishment, the association has developed capacities in the field of assistance to the Serbian judiciary, including training, general judicial reforms, technical assistance, capacity building and raising public awareness. Beneficiaries of projects already implemented or currently being implemented are judges, deputy prosecutors, judge and prosecutor assistants, employees of the judiciary, including special departments (legal aid, enforcement departments, judicial practice departments, etc.), as well as one professional association ( Association of Misdemeanor Judges).

Donors with the help of which the Association implemented the most recent projects are the European Union, the German Agency for International Aid and Cooperation (GIZ), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Embassy of the Netherlands and the USAID Serbia - Judicial Reform and Government Accountability (JRGA) project. .

Draže Pavlovića 10/27, 11000 Belgrade, Republic of Serbia
Phone. +381 11 2780 842
Mob. +381 63 222 395


Terazije 8/1
11000 Belgrade

T: +381 11 3023 869
F: +381 11 3023 877


Project activities

The project is designed to meet the needs of technical expertise to respond to the challenges arising from the obligation to fully implement the European Convention on Human Rights, as well as from the EU accession negotiation process.
The goal of the project is to provide support and improve educational activities and new structures within the Judicial Academy and thereby contribute to the establishment of a consistent judicial system in the Republic of Serbia.

Result 1

Facilitated access to the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights with the aim of improving and unifying the jurisprudence in the courts of the Republic of Serbia, as well as bringing it into line with EU standards.

Result 2

Improved educational activities of the Judicial Academy in order to strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of judicial training.

Result 3

Improved functioning of new structures within the new competences of the Judicial Academy.

IPA 2012 - Support of the European Union to the Judicial Academy

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Independent, impartial, professional, efficient and accountable judiciary.


Create the prerequisites for the development of professionalism in holders of judiciary office by establishing clear, measurable and objective criteria for the election and career advancement and their training and professional development, in line with core values and principles the judiciary system is founded on.


Develop and conduct training programmes for holders of judiciary offices and other staff in the judiciary system, aimed at acquiring new knowledge and its promotion, development of special abilities and skills, to contribute to strengthening of professional and accountable judiciary system.


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