Consultations on Juridical Education

LiderJust and Romanian Center for European Policies invites you on Monday,
June 8, 2015, at 1 4:00, to a series of consultations regarding the opportunity
and options for teaching in the school educationsome elements of law,
integrity, principles of democracy and the rule of law.
The event will take place in Bucharest at Hotel Epoque (Cişmigiu Garden –
Entry Aurora 17 C).
Our guests are professionals from Education and Justice domain, specialists
in public policy from the Ministry of Education and Justice, as well as
practitioners of both sides.
The meeting aims to identify challenges, constraints and options for the
introduction of juridical education in schools, outlining pilot methods of
intervention to achieve results that are the basis of long-term decisions,
possibly of public policy, for Justice and Education alike .
The format of the meeting will allow both plenary discussions and working
groups, in order to assess, as efficiently and specifically, the relevant aspects
for the education and judiciary systems.

Consultations are held within the project “Education for Justice and
Democracy – Citizens for Training in Schools” implemented by the
Romanian Center for European Policies and LiderJust and funded by the
NGO Fund in the EEA Grants.

Program:
14: 00-14: 15 – Welcome coffee – Registration
14: 15-14: 45 – Introductory remarks – Cristian Ghinea, director CRPE
Presentation of the CRPE – Education for Justice – Bianca Thomas

Where we are: initiatives and results achieved so far
Alina Barbu – MOJ Legislation Ministry of Justice
Cristi Danileţ – judge, member of the Superior Council of Magistracy
Manuela Preoteasa – Undersecretary of State Ministry of Education (tbc)
Alexandra Lăncrănjan – Prosecutor, President LiderJust

14: 45-15: 45 – Parallel sessions
Challenges, constraints, options on introducing juridical education in
schools
Working Group on Education – Cyprian Ciucu, rapporteur
Working Group on Justice – Cristian Ghinea, rapporteur
● Why do we need juridical education (arguments, what concepts
should be taught, priorities)
● How could juridical education programs be introduced in schools
(at what level and in what form: optional occasionally, integrated
in one of the subjects of the National Curriculum)
● Who should teach (human resources, training)
● Challenges of institutional nature (in public policy, at the level of
ministries, school inspectorates, schools, teachers)

15: 45-16: 00 – Plenary Conclusions – next steps

Our approach started from the recent findings and undertaken by all
stakeholders from the education and justice on the need to introduce
juridical education in pre-university education as a tool for early prevention
of corruption, the knowledge of civil rights and liberties and to promote
respect towards law and democracy.

The project proposes an educational pilot program (applied in national
colleges of Bucharest, Ilfov and South Muntenia region), pre-university
education (1000 high school students, grades X-XI), teaching education in
justice and democracy, using legal practitioners (50 magistrates and future
magistrates – judges and prosecutors), along with teachers and school
managers.

The project comes as well with a long-term focus on early prevention of
corruption, promoting respect for the law, behaviour of integrity and a civic
attitude among the younger generations by designing and implementing
policies and adequate tools for the introduction in schools programs of
education for justice.

The objective of the conference for the launching of the program is to
identify challenges, constraints and options for introducing juridical
education in schools, outlining intervention pilot methods in order to
achieve results that are the basis of long-term decisions, possibly of public
policy, both for Justice and Education.