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 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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Watch the live stream of the seminar on bioethics and the launch of the HELP course on “Key Human Rights Principles in Biomedicine”

6 March 2019 Strasbourg

More than 80 judges, prosecutors and lawyers from 11 EU Member States will meet for a seminar on bioethics and the launch of the HELP course on “Key Human Rights Principles in Biomedicine” to be held on 7-8 March 2019 in Strasbourg, France. Organised under the EU-Council of Europe "HELP in the...

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Family Law and Human Rights - new course available on the HELP online platform

13 February 2019 Strasbourg

The course has been developed thanks to EU support, jointly financed by the EU-Council of Europe "HELP in the EU" Project and the EU-Council of Europe Horizontal Facility Action “Strengthening the Human Rights Ombudsman to fight discrimination” and is based on the HELP methodology. HELP is the...

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