Action grants to support transnational projects on judicial training covering civil law, criminal law or fundamental rights

April 3rd, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink


The European Commission published last week, on 30 March 2017, advance information on several calls for proposals for Action Grants under the Justice Work Programme 2017. (Regarding the Justice Work Programme, please see the post of 15 March 2017).

The objective is to contribute to the effective and coherent application of EU law in the areas of civil law (including consumer law), criminal law and fundamental rights, to judicial ethics and the rule of law, by covering training needs’ gaps in these fields.

Funding will be provided to:

– tackle gaps in cross-border cooperation of training providers;

– tackle gaps in training on EU law for court staff and bailiffs by cross-border training activities on all areas of EU civil, criminal and fundamental rights law relevant for their judicial work;

– support the training of mainly judges, prosecutors, lawyers and notaries on EU civil, criminal and fundamental rights law, legal systems of the Member States, judicial ethics and the rule of law, knowledge of cross-border IT tools and linguistic skills of legal practitioners in areas with particular added value.

The calls will be opened on 15 June 2017. The deadline for applications will be 25 October 2017.

More information on the call for proposals are available here.

The CCBE will consider the proposals, jointly with the European Lawyers Foundation.