Active Charter Training through Interaction Of National ExperienceS
is a EU funded project under the coordination of the EUI Centre for Judicial Cooperation, and involving 17 partners
: 7 academic institutions, a European-wide association of judges, and 9 national institutions entrusted with the task to train judges and lawyers. The Project run from 1 November 2015 until 31 October 2017.
ACTIONES is based on the premise that a high and coherent standard of fundamental rights protection within the EU requires way more than simple knowledge on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. This must be complemented by deep social and political sensitivity, awareness and swiftness in adopting procedural solutions offered by various legal orders, openness to their products, and readiness to engage in exchanges of views. These qualities must be nurtured with the awareness of time and resource limitations judges and lawyers face in their everyday work. The Project aims at providing answers to all the above needs through a set of transnational and local training events, which will be based on an easy-to-use toolkit through which legal practitioners will become familiar with the techniques of vertical and horizontal interaction between European and national courts, ensuring the effective implementation of the European Charter of fundamental rights and adequate remedies to its violations.
ACTIONES training methodology departs from the traditional vertical, top-down approach, rather endorsing a bottom-up approach, where academics and practitioners engage in direct exchanges of views, in light of their real needs and difficulties as highlighted by the practice. The approach is also holistic, in the sense that it aims at deepening the understanding by legal practitioners of all set of challenges underlying the application of the Charter, which are primarily legal in nature but, particularly in certain fields, also social, economic and political.
All the output of the Project are collected and freely available in the ACTIONES Platform.