Together with the European Network of Equality Bodies (Equinet) and the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI), the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is organising a virtual seminar regarding the role of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in the work of Equality Bodies and National Human Rights Institutions.
The seminar is targeted at legal experts working in equality bodies and NHRIs, and will take place 20-22 of October 2021. Registrations are now open, please click here to register as soon as possible to enable FRA to send out supporting materials before the seminar. A full programme is available here.
The seminar will be composed of 4 different modules:
20/10/2021, 13:30- 17:30 CET
The first module will provide an introduction to the Charter application both at the national and EU level, especially focusing on CJEU case law and its takeaways for EBs and NHRIs. It will focus on the enforcement chain and explain the role of all actors as stressed in the new EU Strategy to strengthen the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights and the related Council of the EU conclusions of March 2021, as well as providing information about the new Charter conditionality of EU funds.
21/10/2021, 9:00-12:45 CET
The second module will focus on the areas of equality and non-discrimination and explore the complementarity of the Charter to the pre-existing EU legislation in the area. Furthermore, it will focus on the use of the Charter in strategic litigation and CJEU case law, featuring speakers that will explain their experience with the use of the Charter in Court cases and a practice-focused workshop.
21/10/2021, 13:30-17:00 CET
This module is offered to Equality Bodies and NHRIs as multipliers of Charter training. Working with case studies and a range of interactive digital tools, this ‘crash course’ will give hands-on advice for Charter training and introduce FRA’s Charter resources and materials including new Charter e-courses.
22/10/2021, 9:00-13:00 CET
This module will discuss issues related to judicial independence and the wider question of how the Charter relates to the Rule of Law. Relevant case-law of the CJEU will be analysed.
Overall, the seminar will take an interactive approach. Peer-exchange and mutual learning form important components. Speakers will be leading experts including from the European Commission, the FRA, NHRIs, Equality Bodies and the CJEU. Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to write to firstname.lastname@example.org or CharterSeminar2021@mci-group.com