LAWYERS4RIGHTS PROJECT ENDS, BUT DISCUSSION ON FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS CONTINUES

The project Lawyers4Rights, co-funded by the Justice Program of the European Union, has come to its end. It was devoted to the implementation of judicial training on fundamental rights and aimed not only to improve the understanding of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, but also to raise awareness on the key role lawyers play in the implementation of the Charter itself.

Notwithstanding severe disruptions caused by the pandemic, several transnational training activities addressed to lawyers have been implemented in 2020 and 2021. Indeed, all but one training seminar, in Milan in February 2020, were organised remotely and the project duration was extended by nine months. At the end of this series of seven seminars, a final conference summed up the results achieved along these three years. Many gaps remain, but the interest showed by lawyers towards this specific subject is undeniable.

Once the project has ended, the project partners would like keep the conversation they started in the seminars going. Therefore, a LinkedIn group was created by the project team with the purpose to build a network connecting lawyers and other legal professionals from different European countries who participated in the project activities and who share the common interest in fundamental rights, in their application and in the role of lawyers in this field.

This group might be the appropriate place to share their insights and experiences and to keep up to date on the latest news in this field. You can join by clicking on this link.