Call For Participants

The Centre for Judicial Cooperation, in collaboration with its partners, announces the call for participation for legal practitioners (lawyers and judges) to participate in the first three 'Transnational Training Workshops', organised by the e-NACT project:

- 11-12 June 2018: Freedom of Expression, at the European University Institute, Florence

- 4-5 October 2018: Social Rights in Labour Law, at the Free University of Brussels

- 3-4 December 2018: Child Protection, at the University of Florence

The e-Nact project is funded by the European Commission Fundamental Rights & Citizenship Programme, and started on 1 November 2017.

Five 'Transnational Training' workshops, involving legal practitioners from EU Member States and the European level courts, will take place within the framework of the project. These workshops aims to improve  knowledge on the scope and application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights. They will also explore judicial dialogue's potential in the implementation of EU law, as well as innormative and jurisprudential conflict avoidance. To achieve these objectives, a selection of legal areas/fundamental rights will be analysed during the transnational training events.

Each event will be open to 30 participants. Renowned practitioners and lecturers will be invited to speak, and the workshop will include practical sessions involving cases discussion.

The Centre for Judicial Cooperation will select 24 legal practitioners per event from the applications received.

The remaining six places will be covered by the partner training institutions, namely the Italian School for Magistracy, the Belgian Judicial school, and the Union of Romanian Bars. Applicants from Italy, Belgium and Romania are kindly asked to send their application to their reference institutions.

Applicants are invited to submit the following documents by 19 March 2018 [extended deadline]  to [email protected] :

1.         A full CV in English;

2.         Proof of English language skills (certificates, original publications in English, proof of university studies in English or other);

3.         A brief motivation letter in English explaining the candidate’s reasons of applying, how he or she would benefit from and contribute to the project. This letter should not merely restate the candidate’s CV.

Applicants will be notified about the result of the selection process by 15 March 2018.

Selection Process

The selection process aims to identify participants who will effectively and substantially contribute to dissemination of project results.

Thus, candidates are expected to have:

  1. An excellent knowledge of English language.

  2. A general knowledge of and experience in the topic of the workshop.

The selection will ensure the following criteria: 

  1. Single participation principle: no participant can take part in more than one Workshop. Exceptions are at the discretion of the Centre.

  2. Inter-disciplinary representativity: the selection will ensure, as much as possible, equal representation of legal practitioners working on civil, criminal and administrative cases. The mix of those three categories shall depend on the topic of a particular workshop.

  3. Gender balance.

  4. Age balance.

  5. Geographical representation: Geographical distribution shall be taken into account, with the aim of selecting participants who work in different areas and regions within the participating countries.

Participants are asked to devote the necessary time to this project. If selected, participants must commit to commit to all sessions of the workshop for which they have been selected. They are also asked to prepare for the Workshops by reading the relevant materials in advance.

Applicants are not required to have participated in similar training programmes before, nor will recent participation in similar training programmes necessarily prevent them from being accepted.

The selected candidates are expected to familiarise themselves with the distributed materials, as well as to be ready to commit to the active participation in the workshop and its follow-up activities.