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Crash Course on the Application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

e-NACT 0 is an introductory additional course allowing all the learners to test and update their knowledge on the general principles connected with triggering the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in national contexts.

This is a complementary course conceived of as an introduction to the remaining five online courses offered within the ambit of the e-NACT project led by Centre for Judicial Cooperation based at the European University Institute with the participation of the Global Campus of Human Rights and the variety of national institutions offering trainings to judges in national contexts.

 

Course Outline

This is a one-week long course only. It is organized into two parts:

  • substantive rules on the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union based on its Art. 51 and the manner in which the Court of Justice of the European Union interpreted its content and national practices in the application of rules;
  • procedural rules allowing for triggering the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, contesting the content of specific rights or national practices related to its application. These rules are rooted in constitutional principles of European Union law, their use opens avenues for discussion with other jurisdictions and leading to the ultimate granting of high standards of fundamental rights protection to EU citizens.

Aside from outlining the rules and demonstrating how they function with the use of real life examples, the course is designed as a guide to existing sources for self-learning that have been developed over the past years to facilitate the work of practitioners (in particular, the judges) whenever the issue related to the applicability of the EU Charter and its rights comes to the forefront.

Lecturers and Experts

The e-NACT courses feature a group of academics, judges, and other practitioners passionate for fundamental rights and willing to spread the knowledge about them both within their professional networks and beyond. As the courses build on the trans-national trainings conducted within the e-NACT project, we invited also experts that delivered these residential training to enrichen the online courses with their perspectives and experience.

 

Learning Outcomes

This course aims at giving the learners the possibility to refresh their understanding of the principles as well as the substantive and procedural rules behind the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

This course provides an overview of the use of:

  • the Charterclick! tool aiming at aiding individuals in determining whether a given factual situation would be given the protection of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights;
  • the JUDCOOP Guidelines and the Handbook on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights;
  • the ACTIONES project materials dedicated to particular fundamental rights;
  • the EUI Centre for Judicial Dialogue Database featuring the case law of European and national courts presented and analyzed from the perspective of the interaction between national courts.

The overall Project

e-learning National Active Charter Training(e-NACT) Project is a DG Justice supported project providing for a training methodology and training activities that, coupled with the expertise of the trainers involved, foster the emergence and consolidation of a common culture of fundamental rights. By discussing with academics and with foreign colleagues their difficulties or good practices with respect to the application of the EU Charter, legal practitioners will deepen their understanding and equip themselves with new instruments and notions to use it effectively.For this purpose, e-NACT will offer systematic, interdisciplinary, interconnected and combined residential and e-learning training on five fundamental rights guaranteed in the EU Charter.

The following courses are offered within this project:

  1. Crash course on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (1 week)
  2. Freedom of expression (5 weeks)
  3. Fundamental Social rights in the European Union (5 weeks)
  4. Children’s rights in the EU Charter (5 weeks)
  5. La protection des droits des enfants dans le cadre de la Charte des droits fondamentaux de l'Union européenne (5 semaines)
  6. The European Charter of Fundamental Rights and Data Protection in the European legal framework (5 weeks)
  7. Asylum and Immigration Detention: The Protection of Fundamental Rights in the European Union (5 weeks)

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Federica Casarosa

Research Fellow at the Centre for Judicial Cooperation at the European University Institute

Federica Casarosa is Research Fellow at the Centre for Judicial Cooperation at the European University Institute, Department of Law. She graduated in Private Comparative Law at the University of Pisa and obtained a Master of Research in Law from the European University Institute (2003).

In 2008, she successfully defended her PhD thesis on the role of information in online contracting, in particular analyzing the protection provided to consumers in the pre-contractual phase. She has worked as a consultant for FAO and as a Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies.

Her research interests focus on the intersection between private law and fundamental rights, in consumer protection area and media law. Her works appeared on several Italian and international journals, such as the European Review of Private Law, the Journal of Internet Law, and Diritto dell’Informazione e dell’Informatica.

Nicole Lazzerini

Assistant Professor of European Union Law at the University of Florence

She is Assistant Professor of European Union Law at the University of Florence, where she is also responsible for the team working on the e-NACT Project.

She holds a LLM and Ph.D. in European Union Law from the European University Institute and a Degree in Law from the University of Florence. Her research interests include the protection of fundamental rights in the EU, the rule of law crisis, judicial dialogue between national courts and the Court of Justice, law and technology, business and human rights.

Madalina Moraru

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Law Faculty of the Masaryk University, Brno

Dr. Madalina Moraru is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Law Faculty of the Masaryk University, Brno where she has obtained a research grant for the project on Reforming European Administrative Governance in times of crisis: Common or disjunctive sector regulatory models (EUADMIN-GOV).

She is also a Research Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI), Centre for Judicial Cooperation (CJC), in Florence, Italy, where she is coordinating the legal training on asylum and migration, and on the interpretation and application of the EU Charter in various EU law fields. She is the editor of Distinguished Lecture Series Papers, of the European University Institute, Centre for Judicial Cooperation.

She obtained her Doctoral Degree in Law from the European University Institute with a thesis entitled Protecting (unrepresented) EU citizens in third countries: the intertwining roles of the EU and its Member States). She has a magna cum laude LL.M. in European Law from Durham University (2008), as well as from the EUI (2010), and a LL.B. from the Faculty of Law, Bucharest (2007). Her research interests include the law and policies of EU external relations, consular and diplomatic law, fundamental rights, judicial dialogue, asylum and migration, and EU citizenship law.

She has been regularly invited to speak as expert on EU law issues by EU Institutions and international and non-governmental organisations. She has been the advisor for a Member of the European Parliament. She is also the founder of the non-governmental organisation, European Centre for Legal Expertise, which is actively participating in policy analysis and drafting in the field of human rights. She has won several EU-funded grants on fundamental rights, EU policy implementation and legal training (ACTIONES, e-NACT) She has extensive expertise in coordinating European wide projects involving research and consultancy in the field of asylum and migration and fundamental rights.

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