The main partners of the Project are EU national training institutions and bar associations, with the Romanian Institute of Magistracy and the Spanish School of Judges and Bar association as key partners.

The main beneficiaries are legal professionals of EU countries.

The main aim is to contribute to an increased protection of fundamental rights in the EU Member States in areas such as fight against racism, xenophobia and homophobia; data protection and privacy; family law; asylum; labour rights; and integrity of a person (bioethics); procedural rights in criminal proceedings and victims’ rights; asylum.

The specific objectives are:

  1. To enhance EU legal professionals’ capacities to effectively and coherently apply European fundamental rights standards at the national level and through cross-border training, mainly referring to the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights (the Charter), the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), the (revised) European Social Charter (ESC) and relevant EU and Council of Europe Law.
  2. To strengthen the HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal professionals) EU Network and increase mutual trust between EU practitioners.
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“HELP in the EU” cross border launch of the newly updated online course on Data Protection and Privacy Rights

18-19 June 2019 Bucharest

Under the EU-Council of Europe “HELP in the EU” Project, over 70 judges, prosecutors and court staff from Romania, Lithuania and Poland met in Bucharest on 18 and 19 June 2019 for a seminar on data protection and the launch of the recently updated HELP course. The seminar was organised by the...

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“HELP in the EU” cross border launch of the course Labour Rights as Human Rights

6-7 May 2019 Warsaw

Under the EU-Council of Europe “HELP in the EU” Project, over 90 lawyers from Bulgaria, Greece and Poland met in Warsaw on 6 and 7 May 2019 for a seminar on labour law and the launch of the HELP course. The seminar was held at the premises of the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in...

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“HELP in the EU” cross border launch of the course Key Human Rights Principles in Biomedicine

7 March 2019 Strasbourg

Under the EU-Council of Europe “HELP in the EU” Project, 75 judges and prosecutors and lawyers from 12 EU member states met in Strasbourg on 7 and 8 March 2019 for a seminar on bioethics and the launch of the HELP course. The seminar was held at the premises of the Council of Europe. Alongside...

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