The European Network of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ) unites the national institutions in the Member States of the European Union which are independent of the executive and legislature, and which are responsible for the support of the Judiciaries in the independent delivery of justice. The ENCJ has a permanent office in Brussels in the Rue de la Croix de Fer, 67.
ENCJ members are national councils for the judiciary or simular institutions from: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, England and Wales, France, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
On 11 June 2014 the General Assembly of the ENCJ in Rome elected its next President and the members of the Executive Board. Sir Geoffrey Vos, judge of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales in London, was elected President for a term of 18 months, starting on 1 January 2015. The President convenes and chairs all meetings of the ENCJ organs. He represents the ENCJ, especially in relation to dealings with the institutions of the European Union.
At the General Assembly Rome last year the Conseil Supérieur de la Justice of Belgium, the High Judicial Council of Bulgaria and the National Judicial Council of Poland were elected for a two year term in the Executive Board. The Conseil Supérieur de la Justice of France, the Consiglio Superiore della Magistratura of Italy, the Consiliul Superior al Magistraturii of Romania and the Consejo General del Poder Judicial of Spain were elected for a term of one year, with the possibility to be re-elected.