MUNPlanet: Please introduce EIUC and your training seminar on EU Charter of Fundamental Rights to our community.
The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation is a unique institution and network based on the commitment of more than 100 renowned universities from all the continents, supported by relevant partners and growing independent funding.
EIUC aims to:
Contribute with attractive innovative programmes and continental hubs to defending human rights and democracy with global impact
Ensure efficient management and EU visibility
MUNPlanet: For the ones in a hurry, tell us why should everyone choose your seminar over any other in the world this April?
They should check out our lecturers and they will realize why is EIUC and Venice place to be in April. You can take a look here
MUNPlanet: Students and young professionals attend programs such as yours to improve some of their existing skills or acquire the new ones altogether. What are some key skills that the participants will be able to improve/acquire by attending your program?
The object of this training course 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 and Data Protection have become key issues in the context of protecting fundamental rights as a result of the growing use of information and communication technologies. The EU has been at the forefront of developing and introducing legal frameworks for data protection. Unlike other major human rights documents, the EU Charter is unique in that it treats data protection as a fundamental right distinct from the right to respect for private and family life.
Asylum and Immigration are at the centre of current fundamental rights debates given the far-reaching migration crisis that the EU is presently facing. The Charter contains the right to asylum and prohibits the collective expulsion and the removal of individuals if there is a risk to their life or of other serious harm. However, in light of recent events in Europe the right to asylum and its application have become more contentious than ever.
Economic and Social Rights have been of great interest, particularly following the severe 2008 financial and economic crisis with its consequences in the foreign debt crises in Greece and other Member States and the resulting austerity measures in many countries in the EU. The discussion on economic and social rights is now being exacerbated by the ongoing migration crisis, and is set to remain a debated issue in the context of the EU Charter and among legal practitioners.
Internal Market legislation and its relationship with the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights has been a continuously debated matter since the inception of the Charter. The workshop will provide an overview of this topic and focus on several case studies to illustrate relevant jurisprudence.
MUNPlanet: If we imagine that there was a perfect candidate/applicant for the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights seminar, what would the qualifications of this person be?
The seminar is addressed to legal practitioners (lawyers, judges, legal scholars, legal experts working for NGOs, etc.) from Europe or who have a specific interest in deepening the judicial mechanisms of protection offered by the European human rights legal system.
The seminar is conceived for practitioners who are specialized in EU Law, but also for other jurists and legal professionals 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.
MUNPlanet: Can you briefly take us through program? What can participants expect over the course of two days in Venice?
Even though the training last only for 2 days, we can promise you a lot of exciting things.We will dedicate our time to relevant case law analysis through group work and discuss topics such as:
Privacy and Data Protection
Asylum and Immigration
Economic and Social Rights
Internal Market legislation
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