04 December 2014

European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)
Training Seminar on the 'EU Charter of Fundamental Rights'
6 - 7 February 2015, Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice Lido (Italy)
Deadline for application: 7 January 2015

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is an interdisciplinary centre of excellence formed by 41 universities from all European Union Member States.

The object of this training seminar is to explore the scope and usefulness of the Charter for the legal practitioners facing the national courts or the Court of Justice of the EU, mostly by means of preliminary reference. Among the existing mechanisms, specific attention will be drawn to the hypothesis when the Charter can be directly applied, as well as to the main fields of application when a specific appeal is submitted.  The seminar is conceived not only for practitioners who are specialized in EU Law, but for all jurists who – despite not treating EU files frequently – can be confronted with different case law where EU Law applies, and who can then uphold the rights guaranteed by the Charter against a national law or legal practice (family law, criminal law, asylum and immigration law, free movement of goods and workers, right of respect of private life, etc.)

Who should attend?
Target: the seminar is addressed to legal practitioners (lawyers, judges, legal scholars, legal experts working for NGOs, etc.) from Europe and beyond.

Eligibility: Lectures are conceived for participants with a legal academic background, and who have legal professional experience or are practicing with a view to enter legal professions.

Training language: all lectures will be held in English. It is, therefore, essential that all participants understand and speak English fluently.

EIUC will review applications on an ongoing basis. This way, EIUC aims to give participants as much time as possible for the organisation of travelling and accommodation (see also: Practical Information) – as well as visa procedures – should the applicant be a non-EU citizen.

All participants attending the training will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the seminar.

The full programme, fees, information on accommodation and how to apply can be found on the EIUC website.

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