The EIUC 2016 Training Seminar on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (second edition) is going to take place at the Monastery of San Nicolò in Venice – Lido, 8-9 April 2016.
Some suggestions coming from the first edition of the training seminar on the “EU Charter of Fundamental Rights” that will be on the second edition:
- To insert workshops based on specific case laws to give the possibility to participants to identify solutions by themselves; - To include in the programme a dedicated section on environmental protection (cross-cutting issue); - More conclusions and a more critical approach; - A better geographical representation of the EU Charter member states among lecturers; - More discussion topics; - To provide particular tools to continue the debate on the topics tackled by the seminar (eg. Blog, online platform); - More discussions about recent cases from the Court of Justice; - The creation of group works for discussing cases with participants interactively; - To extend the duration of the training in order to have the chance to go through all sections of the Charter; - To add a session dedicated to procedural aspects of the EU Charter; - More time for questions; - To add mock cases and practical exercises.
At their arrival at EIUC premises participants are also provided with a personal folder containing: the seminar programme, the participants list, the lecturers list, an internet code, a map of Venice, a hardcopy syllabus with a list of the reference material and a USB key including all the case-law mentioned during the training.
In order to facilitate participants interaction prior to their arrival, as during the first edition, EIUC decided to provide them with an account to CANVAS, the online platform generally used by EIUC where participants to the training seminar on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights were able to find reading materials for the course, power point presentations and case studies, as well as connect to other participants, to the faculty lecturers. On CANVAS they are also provided with a specific Arrival Info-pack containing all relevant logistics and practical information preparing them for their stay in Venice-Lido.
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.
Beyond illustrating the key features of the Court and essential aspects of its functioning, the training seminar will be dedicated to the analysis of relevant case law in parallel working groups with a view to allow discussion and exchange on specific concrete questions, among which:
- Privacy/Data Protection
- Internal Market
- Asylum and Immigration
- Economic and Social Rights.
The seminar will focus on the Charter's values, as well as on the main fields of application when a specific appeal is submitted. The academics and experts composing the Training seminar’s faculty are high level well-known professionals and leading professors coming from different European Universities.
The seminar’s scientific responsible, Prof. Jean-Paul Jacqué, has contributed – within the Legal Service of the Council of the European Union – to the drafting of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. Other lecturers are Jeffrey Kenner - Professor of European Law at the University of Nottingham; Steve Peers - Professor of EU Law and Human Rights Law at the University of Essex; Vasiliki Kosta – Assistant Professor of European Law at the Europa Institute of the Leiden Law Faculty; and Giangiuseppe Sanna – Professor of EU Law class at the Catholic University in Milan.