The European Commission (EC) has announced a call for proposals for the Action Grants program to support Transnational Projects on Judicial Training Covering Civil Law, Criminal Law or Fundamental Rights.
The priorities of 2021 and 2022 will concentrate funding on training activities and tools for training providers, in order to support cross-border training activities:
- for justice professionals, and/or
- for multipliers, such as judicial trainers or EU law court coordinators, where there are guarantees that the multipliers will pass on their knowledge to other justice professionals in a systematic way, and/or
- for cross-professional training, in order to stimulate discussions across judicial professions about the application of EU law and contribute to a European legal culture across professional boundaries on precisely identified topics of relevance to the concerned professions.
The activities may cover EU civil, criminal and fundamental rights law, legal systems of the Member States, and the rule of law.
- cross-border initial training activities (online, face-to-face activities or exchanges), covering as many Member States as possible, to create a common European judicial culture from the moment of entering a justice profession;
- interactive, practice-oriented, cross-border continuous training activities;
- multilateral exchanges between justice professionals;
- joint study visits to EU courts or justice related institutions for justice professionals from as many different Member States as possible;
- training activities related to enhancing the use of remote hearings and use of video testimonies;
- creation of training materials, whether for presential learning, blended learning or e-learning, ready-to-use either by trainers or by practitioners for selflearning, in combination with the organisation of training activities, including the creation of ‘Capsule’ e-training (short, up to date, tightly focused) to address justice professionals’ immediate needs in the context of a concrete case;
- update and/or translation of existing training material possibly combined with adaptation to national settings, in combination with the organisation of crossborder training activities;
- creation of tools or activities for training providers (for example: train-the trainers on active and modern adult learning techniques, train-the-trainers on online training skills and tools, tools to support the organisation of crossborder training, training on how to give training online, etc.) including to facilitate their cooperation at EU-level;
- evaluation of the training activities on the basis of the participants’ satisfaction, increased competence and, where possible, impact on their performance.
- The available call budget is EUR 5 350 000.
- The project duration shall not exceed 36 months.
- be legal entities (public or private bodies)
- be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
- EU Member State (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs), excluding Denmark)
- non-EU countries: countries associated to the Justice Programme (associated countries) or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature and comply with other eligibility conditions:
- Organisations which are profit-oriented must submit applications in partnership with public entities or private non-profit-oriented organisations;
- the applications must be transnational and involve organisations from at least two participating countries;
- the EU grant applied for cannot be lower than € 75 000.
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