ACA-Europe is composed of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Councils of State or the Supreme administrative jurisdictions of each of the members of the European Union.
The jurisdictions and institutions similarly empowered of States which are engaged in negotiations with a view to their actually joining the European Union can be admitted as Observers.

Flash Info

24 June 2015 – Georges Ravarani, President of the Administrative Court of Luxembourg, was elected Judge at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.   19 May 2015 – During its meeting in Brno, the General Assembly of ACA-Europe voted the candidacy of the Supreme Court of Cassation of the Republic of Serbia to become an observer. The Court was represented at the General Assembly by Mrs. Ivanović, the President of the Serbian Administrative Court.

17 June 2014 – During its meeting in Paris, the General Assembly of the ACA brought to his presidency for two years the president of the Czech Supreme Administrative Court, Mr Josef BAXA. Piet Hein DONNER, vice president of the Dutch Council of State, was elected to the Board. According to the statutes of Association, Mr. Jean-Marc Sauvé, Vice-President of the State Council of France, former president of the Association, also became Vice-President of the Association. The General Assembly also elected Mr. Geert Debersaques, State Councilor of the State Council of Belgium, as Secretary General.

Mr. SEVERINI, Section President of the State Council of Italy, was elected as auditor.

Mr. CHLEBNY, President of the Administrative Court in Warsaw and member of the Supreme Administrative Court of Poland, was elected as treasurer.


This guide to preliminary ruling proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union aims to make practical suggestions based on experience acquired in the matter in the Netherlands. The guide was issued under the supervision of European law coordinators for the Dutch courts, with final editing being performed by Messrs. J. Kuiper (former Vice-Chairman of the College van Beroep voor het Bedrijfsleven, the Dutch Appeals Court for Trade and Industry) and R. H. Lauwaars (former member of the Raad van State, the Dutch Council of State). This guide is meant for information purposes only and is not binding in any respect. See also: Recommendations to national courts and tribunals in relation to the initiation of preliminary ruling proceedings and Guide de la jurisprudence communautaire sur l’article 234 (Guide to Community case law in Article 234, available in French only), published by the Court of Justice.