The SJC has announced the selection of judges and judicial staff for an traineeship at the European Court of Human Rights

The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) organized a traineeship at the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg for a group of three Bulgarian judges and/or judicial staff at the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights.

The initiative is funded by the Justice Programme of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism (NFM) 2014-2021 under the project "Strengthening professionalism in the Judiciary".

The traineeship starts on May 1, 2022 and lasts for up to 10 months.

The monthly salaries of those approved for a traineeship at the Registry of the ECtHR will amount to EUR 5,300, at the expense of the project budget.

Details of the selection procedure can be found here:

The deadline for submitting applications is February 23, 2022 by e-mail at and on paper in the office of the SJC at the address: Sofia 1000, 12 Ekzarh Yosif Str.

This is another group of trainees who will be trained and practiced with the ECHR on the Norwegian project.

"The long-term goal is to reduce the number of complaints against Bulgaria. It is normal for national judges on the spot to solve problems and help solve specific cases", said in an interview with "24 Hours" Judge Georgi Videv, who was a trainee at the ECHR on the project last year.

A more efficient judicial system is one of the priorities of the Ministry of Justice, which is the Program Operator of the Justice Programme.