1. The Plenum of the Superior Council of Magistracy of Romania approved organizing the events occasioned by the European Day of Civil Justice on 23rd of October 2015 by inviting the citizens, the representatives of the media and organized groups of students and schoolchildren of the local schools, where appropriate, at the venue of the courts and the Superior Council of Magistracy.
2. The Superior Council of Magistracy made the following recommendations to the courts in for organizing the events occasioned by European Day of Civil Justice on 23rd of October 2015, in so far as they do not affect current work of the courts:
- Creating groups of judges and clerks in each court, to the extent possible, to organize and ensure the smooth running of events dedicated to the European Day of Civil Justice dated October 23rd 2015;
- Inviting organized groups of students and schoolchildren, where appropriate, from the local education institutions and ensure free access of public within the interest areas pertinent to the work of the court, without disrupting the activity of the courts;
- Organizing certain presentations, for those interested, regarding case flow, the procedural steps necessary to resolve certain cases, the activity of the court staff, or other relevant issues on justice;
- Publication of certain press releases by stressing the significance of the European Day of Civil Justice by which the events organized in each instance that day could be brought to the public attention;
- Voluntary involvement of judges, to the extent possible, in activities of legal education in schools or courts (in which it could be discussed with students, eg., about access to justice, juvenile justice, drug trafficking, child’s rights, rules of conduct in court, legal career, etc.) - according to the list of volunteer judges involved in legal education project undertaken by the Protocol MJ-MEN-SCM-POHCCJ;
- Organize, if possible, essay contests with various topics related to justice, for high school pupils and students;
- Organize, where possible, simulated trials and debates for schoolchildren and students;
- Presentation of relevant statistical data about the activity of the courts (eg. The presentation of the last year statistics on the first 5-10 civil cases settled at county courts);
- Organize any other activities, under the law, which will aim at presenting the activity of the courts and magistrates.
3. The Plenum of the Superior Council of Magistracy approved the following measures regarding the organization of the event at the headquarters of Superior Council of Magistracy:
- The establishment of a steering committee within the Superior Council of Magistracy, which would contribute for the good organization of the event within the institution;
- Submitting to the courts (printing and distribution being accomplished locally, depending on their material possibilities) of the updated electronic version of certain presentation materials (ex. Organizational information on the Superior Council of Magistracy, the Judicial System in Romania, Admission in magistracy, presentation of the European Day for Civil Justice);
- Inviting groups of 15 students from several faculties of law who express their intention to attend this event, consequently a notice would be posted to that effect on the website of the Superior Council of Magistracy;
- Launching an essay competition on the topic "Justice through the Eyes of Youth" addressed to high school students in Bucharest, the prize consisting of a legal education session held at the high school from which the winner student comes from;
- Organizing presentations for visitors on certain topics specific for the activity of the Superior Council of Magistracy;
- Designating some representatives of the Superior Council of Magistracy which would answer to the questions addressed at the event;
- Publication of a press release by the Superior Council of Magistracy, with the objective of dissemination of the activities occasioned by the European Day of Civil Justice.