Judges, prosecutors and lawyers with training experience from several EU MS gathered in Strasbourg and online for a HELP Training of Trainers (ToT) session organised on 19-20 May 2022 under the joint EU-CoE “HELP in the EU” project. They were joined by other participants from non-EU MS involved in training future HELP courses across Europe
The participants got familiarised with the Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Programme of the Council of Europe and its e-learning platform containing over 40 online courses.
The event aimed at equipping them with the necessary practical skills to effectively implement HELP online tutored courses in their countries of origin. The HELP ToT session was organised under the EU-funded project "HELP in the EU III", under which several HELP online courses will be implemented for EU legal professionals.
Following the general presentation on the Council of Europe HELP Programme and the basics of the HELP training methodology, the participants were introduced to the practical information on effectively fulfilling all functions of a HELP tutor and on the effective use the HELP online training platform, hosting all HELP online courses. The participants also exchanged on the practical aspects concerning the role of the national HELP tutor and were presented the practical materials and resources developed by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), including a detailed presentation on how to use the HUDOC database of ECtHR case-law.