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 following three 'Transnational Training Workshops', organised by the e-NACT project:

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

- 28-29 January 2019 : Data protection, at the European University Institute

- 25-26 February 2019 : Migration and asylum law, at the European University Institute

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 aim 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 in normative and jurisprudential conflict avoidance. To achieve these objectives, a selection of legal areas/fundamental rights will be analysed during the transnational training events.

The Transnational training workshop on Child protection will revolve around the general theme "Children in the context of migration". They will be devoted to the following sub-topics: children-related issues in the field of EU asylum law; children-related issues in the field of EU free movement law; EU private international law issues related to the protection of children.

The Transnational training workshop on Data protection will focus on the implementation of Regulation EU 2016/679 at Member States level. The most relevant issues will be, inter alia, the following: the lawfulness of processing, and in particular the scope of consent; the territorial scope of the regulation; the data portability; the data transfers to third parties.

The Transnational training workshop on Migration and asylum law will be dedicated to the current challenges faced by practitioners in the field of asylum and migration. The most relevant issues will be border procedures, blurred boundaries between asylum and immigration detention, de facto and de jure detention measures.

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 15 September 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.

Applicants will be notified about the result of the selection process by 30 September 2019.

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.


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