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 Asylum course launched for Bulgarian and Greek legal professionals

7 December 2018 Thessaloniki

Bulgarian and Greek judges, prosecutors and civil staff involved in migration issues meet in Thessaloniki in a cross-border launch of the HELP course under the joint EU-Council of Europe “HELP in the EU” project. A group of almost 50 judges, prosecutors and civil staff from Bulgaria and Greece...

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Launch of the EU/Council of Europe “HELP in the EU” project in Romania in a week of HELP related events

18 October 2018 Strasbourg

The HELP course on Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights launched for Masters’ students in Timisoara, followed by a HELP training of trainers session hosted at the National Institute of Magistracy and the launch of the course on Fight...

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First cross-border launch of HELP course for Croatian, Greek and Spanish judges and prosecutors

21 September 2018 Barcelona

A group of almost 70 judges and prosecutors from Croatia, Greece and Spain joined the first cross-border launch of the HELP course on the fight against racism, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia, organised by the "HELP in the EU" project, funded by the EU and implemented by the Council of...

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