Call for participants

Call for Participants 

It is with great pleasure that Centre for Judicial Cooperation at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies in collaboration with its partners announces the call for participation for legal practitioners (lawyers and judges) for the first three Transnational Training Workshops of the e-NACT project dedicated to

Freedom of expression to be held on June 11-12, 2018 at European University Institute

Social rights in Labour law to be held on October 4-5, 2018 at Free University of Brussels

Children protection to be held on December 3-4, 2018 at University of Florence


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

Five Transnational Training events involving legal practitioners from EU Member States and the European level courts will take place within the framework of the Project. The purposes of the Transnational Training Workshops are to improve the knowledge regarding the scope and application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights as well as to promote the potential that judicial dialogue brings to the implementation of EU law, to normative and jurisprudential conflict avoidance. These objectives will be achieved through an analysis of selected fundamental rights, which will be addressed within the transnational training events. Each of the events will be open to thirty (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 twenty-four (24) legal practitioners per event among the applications received.

The remaining six (6) 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. Candidates from Italy, Belgium and Romania are kindly asked to send their application to their reference institutions.


The interested candidates are invited to submit the following documents by March 1st, 2018  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.

The candidates will be notified about the result of the selection process by March 15th, 2018 .


Selection process

The selection process is aimed at identifying participants who will effectively and substantially contribute to dissemination of project results.

Thus, the candidates are asked to:

  1. Have a very good or excellent knowledge of English language. The candidates must be able to fully understand the written materials and the oral presentations as well as actively participate in the written and oral discussions in English.
  2. Have a general knowledge of and experience in the topic of the workshop.

The selection will ensure the following criteria: 

  1. Single participation principle: In principle, no participant can take part in more than one Workshop. In exceptional cases, deviations are subject to express and prior permission of the CJC.
  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: A gender balance will be sought.
  4. Age balance: A balance of participants of different ages will be sought.
  5. Geographical representation: Geographical distribution shall be taken into account, with the aim of selecting participants that work in different areas and regions within the participating States.
  6. Geographical representation: Geographical distribution shall be taken into account, with the aim of selecting participants that work in different areas and regions within the participating States.

The participants are asked to devote the necessary time to this project. If selected, the candidates must commit to take part in all sessions of the Workshop for which they are selected. They are asked also to prepare for the Workshops by reading the relevant materials in advance.

The candidates 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 make themselves acquainted with the distributed materials as well as to be ready to commit to the active participation in the workshop and its follow-up activities.