The academy is open to human rights practitioners such as staff working in municipal or regional administrations, politicians and NGOs from all Council of Europe member states. It aims to discuss the tools and mechanisms that can facilitate the implementation of human rights locally. UNESCO, the Council of Europe's Congress of Local and Regional Authorities and FRA, as well as the City of Graz under the framework of the European Coalition of Cities against Racism, are all taking part in the academy.
FRA’s contribution to the training will include a presentation of its project on local engagement for Roma inclusion and a presentation of its toolkit “Joining up fundamental rights” for local, regional and national public officials to help local officials integrate fundamental rights into policy making, service delivery, and administrative practices. The academy is being hosted by the European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (ETC Graz).