The FRA Director will speak at a European Commission conference on 17-18 December in Brussels on “the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU: assessing and responding to the training needs of legal practitioners and public officials”.
During the event, participants will discuss recent developments concerning training on the Charter, whilst also identifying promising practices and training needs among relevant stakeholders. Since the Charter became legally binding, EU Institutions and the Member States have done a lot to raise awareness among public officials and legal practitioners on the Charter of Fundamental Rights and how they can make use of it. For example, FRA has developed practical tools for raising awareness on the Charter. These include: the “EU Charter” App, providing easy access in all EU languages to the text of the Charter, but also to related EU and international law, case law and FRA publications; the FRA Annual report, containing a separate chapter dedicated to the Charter of Fundamental Rights, focusing especially on the case law of courts at the national level. In addition, in 2015, FRA will release a new online web tool entitled “Clarity” to help individuals in the EU identify national non-judicial bodies to assist them with their fundamental rights problems.
Representatives of Member States, national and international judicial institutions, training institutions, the Council of Europe, civil society and European Institutions and bodies will be attending the event