On 22 December 2016, the European Commission published its 2016 annual report (http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/just/document.cfm?action=display&doc_id=40944) on the training of legal practitioners. The rapport states that, in 2015, 124,000 professionals received training in the law of the European Union and of other Member States, of whom 25 000 had financial support from the European Commission. The Commission states that it is on track to achieve its goal of half (approximately 700,000) of legal practitioners in the EU receiving training in EU law or in the law of another Member State by 2020. In this respect, the European Commission highlights the significant participation of notaries and thanked the CNUE for its precious cooperation.
Moreover, DG Justice also provides an “Advice for Training Providers” guide (https://e-justice.europa.eu/content_training_material-252-en.do?init=true) in all the EU languages. The guide gives practical advice along with examples that can be useful for all training providers when developing and organising their training activities.
The CNUE’s involvement in training has never ceased since the implementation of the Europe for Notaries, Notaries for Europe training programme. Set up with the European Commission’s financial support, the programme ran in 2013-2014 and is being repeated in the 2015-2017 period. Approximately 25 seminars have been held in many Member States, providing training for some 3000 notaries.
The main topic of these training seminars has been the European regulation on international successions. With the two new regulations on matrimonial property regimes and registered partnerships becoming applicable at the beginning of 2019, the CNUE is already thinking about the possibility of organising a third edition of its training programme.