The Association of Councils of State and Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions of the European Union (ACA-Europe) was established in 2001. It also includes the supreme courts of the United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland as guests and the supreme courts of Albania, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey as observers in administrative justice matters. In addition to the Court of Justice of the European Union, the ACA-Europe network comprises 34 European countries.
The aim of the Association is to promote the understanding of European Union law and the functioning of other administrative courts in Europe in the application of European Union law within their jurisdiction by judges of the European Councils of State and Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions. ACA-Europe organises seminars and conducts research on case-law. Activities also include a programme for the exchange of judges and the maintenance of a public database of decisions of the member courts relating to European Union law. The secretariat of the association is located in Brussels, Belgium.
Finnish Presidency 2023–2025
For the first time, the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland is presiding over the board of the Association of the Councils of State and Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions of the European Union (ACA-Europe) from 27 June 2023 to 28 May 2025.
During the Finnish Presidency period, a total of six seminars will be organised, two of them in Finland.
The Finnish Presidency of the Association of the Councils of State and Supreme Administrative Jurisdictions of the European Union (ACA-Europe) began in June 2023. During the two-year Presidency period 2023-2025, a total of six seminars will be organized. Mr. Kari Kuusiniemi, President of the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland, holds the position of President of the ACA-Europe during the Finnish Presidency.
The seminar addressed the issue of preliminary rulings from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The focus was on the obligation of national courts of last instance to make requests for preliminary rulings as interpreted in case law.