The Belgium judicial network was created because of the growing awareness that help was needed for the individual Belgian magistrate to apply European law. The members function on a voluntary basis with very few facilities.
It has two central contact points: one official of the Ministry of Justice and Mrs. Deconinck, councillor of the Court de Cassation.
A group of representatives of professional organizations (lawyers, bailiffs) can participate at the meetings of the network on special invitation. The core of the network is formed by 15 judges ( 3 from each of the 5 courts of appeal). Each member serves in his or her court as a contact point for questions on the application and the interpretation of European or foreign law. The network tries to ensure the uniform application of European law by holding meetings on a regular basis. The focus of the network is primarily on European/international private law. The network issues an electronic newsletter, called Euralert. The network has very good contacts with the Dutch colleagues.