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HELP EU   HELP in the 28
Showing only one 'Project Purpose'
Narrative (Work Plan)
01/04/2015 - 31/03/2017
JP Completed  
Coordinating DG:
Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law
1 670 873
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    Intervention Logic Performance Indicators Sources of Verification Assumptions
    Overall Objectives To support EU member states in implementing the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) at national level, by coordinating and improving national and international training activities through networking for legal professionals, enhancing judges, prosecutors and lawyers’ capacity to apply the ECHR in their daily work.
     

     

     
    Project Purpose 0      2015/DG I/JP/3201   Help in the 28 1 670 873 
    (54 Activities) Narrative
    Judges, prosecutors and lawyers from partner EU Member States (MS) acquire the reflex to refer to the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (the Charter), the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the revised European Social Charter (ESC) in national proceedings (by enhancing their capacities)
    •Degree of application of knowledge acquired by legal professionals in targeted EU countries (e.g. number & kind of victims receiving support from trained legal professionals)
    • Number of enrolment of legal professionals in HELP e-learning courses (measured in Dec-16 and Dec-17, one year after project ends –and for Anti-discrimination, measured also in Dec-14 and Dec-15)
    • Society in general and victims of H.R.violation of targeted EU MS express satisfaction towards state protection of selected H.R. areas
    • Awareness on H.R. among legal professionals in targeted EU MS increase
    • Increased rating of pilot EU countries in international indexes re selected areas one year after project ends
     
    • CoE reports of targeted EU countries (chapters relevant to targeted areas)
    • Case law of targeted countries referring to cases covered under targeted areas
    • Chapters of reports of International organizations (e.g. CEPEJ) or NGOs related to targeted areas
    • Media/press articles related to targeted areas
    • Training programmes and curricula of the national training institutions (NTI) and bar associations (BA) in targeted EU countries
     
    (1) Continuous will of EU countries to apply CoE&EU H.R. standards
    (2) Situation in EU countries is stable without further deterioration of financial/security situation
    (3) EU partner countries cooperate and closely dialogue with the CoE aimed at including the EU Charter/ECHR/ESC law into their national systems and legal training curricula
    (4) Continuing support of EU and other partner international organisations like the EJTN or FRA
    (5) Interest from the legal professionals to enhance their skills on targeted areas
    (6) Greater societal awareness-raising on targeted topics (anti-discrimination, labour rights, privacy rights and bioethics)
     
    Expected Result 0.1 A network of HELP Focal Points and Info Points (national experts representing NTIs and BAs in EU member states) provide European legal professionals with all necessary information on HELP resources, publish news on HELP national webpages, organise national and multi-country events on fundamental rights in the EU.

    • Degree of implementation of Action Work Plan every six months and at the end of the project
    • Increase in number of EU focal points and info points appointed by the end of the project (compared to 20 FP and 10 IP in June 2015)

    • HELP Secretariat and ‘HELP in the 28’ team reports
    • Contracts and/or letters of appointment by the CoE for FP and IP
    • Media coverage of training activities and seminars including national HELP websites
    • Feedback from the trainers and trainees of the National Training Institutions (TI) and Bar Associations (BA)
    • CoE/EU monitoring reports/assessments
     
    (1) EU NTI and BA cooperate with the Secretariat of the HELP and HELP in the 28
    (2) Pro-active role of partner NTI and BA to develop/participate in courses and seminars (the latter also requiring interest and participation from experts/consultants)
    (3) Updated ECHR/ESC training products, curricula and interactive tools (website)
    Expected Result 0.2 New (four) master curricula and training materials are developed on priority themes identified by the Network and tested in pilot countries:
    o Curriculum 1 “Fight against racism, xenophobia and homophobia/transphobia”;
    o Curriculum 2 “Data protection and privacy rights”;
    o Curriculum 3 “Labour rights”;
    o Curriculum 4 “Right to the integrity of a person”.



    • Degree of implementation of Action Work Plan every six months and at the end of the project
    • 4 curricula on targeted areas developed by CoE consultants, in collaboration with experts from the CoE, EJTN and FRA by Feb 2016, and adapted to national legal orders by Apr 2016 (at the latest)

    • HELP Secretariat and ‘HELP in the 28’ team reports
    • Curricula of master courses in English and in (at least 12) EU languages
    • Reports and/or training programmes of NTI and BA
    • CoE/EU monitoring reports/assessments
    • Mission and meetings reports
     
    (1) CoE available expertise and updates on standards -as law including soft law and case law develops- particularly in areas with less developed EU or CoE standards (i.e.data protection; bioethics)
    (2) Availability of CoE consultants
    (3) Updated ECHR/ESC training products, curricula and interactive tools (website)
    (4) HELP Secretariat and HELP in the 28 provides for quality control on the content and methodology for professional training on the ECHR/ESC/EU law
    Expected Result 0.3 18 courses on above mentioned curricula adapted to national legal orders (and national languages) and launched in 13 countries (4 or 5 pilot EU countries per curriculum)

    • Degree of implementation of Action Work Plan every six months and at the end of the project

    The quality of applications coming to ECtHR from the lawyers trained by HELP in the 28 has increased and the admissibility requirements are better fulfilled.

    • HELP Secretariat and ‘HELP in the 28’ team reports
    • Curricula of courses in 13 EU languages
    • Reports and/or training programmes of NTI and BA
    • Media coverage of training activities and seminars including national HELP websites
    • Feedback from the trainers and trainees of the NTI
    • CoE/EU monitoring reports/assessments
    • Mission and meetings reports
     
    (1) Close dialogue with CoE and pro-active role of EU NTI and BA where courses will be piloted to agree on curricula and to plan and implement realistic and measurable action(s)
    (2) Pro-active role of partner NTI and BA to develop/participate in courses and seminars (the latter also requiring interest and participation from experts/consultants)
    (3) HELP Secretariat and HELP in the 28 provides for quality control on the content and methodology for professional training on the ECHR/ESC/EU law



    Expected Result 0.4 Increased ability of legal professionals –judges, prosecutors and lawyers- to apply domestically the European human rights standards in their daily work. In the case of lawyers, including the ability to bring a case before the ECtHR and to avoid applications to the ECtHR of manifestly unfounded or inadmissible claims



    • Degree of implementation of Action Work Plan every six months and at the end of the project
    • At least 430 legal professionals and 20 law enforcement officers from EU MS have tested the new curricula (target group)
    • At least 20 experts from EUMS trained as tutors on the HELP methodology through training-of-trainers (trainers of the target group)

    • HELP Secretariat and ‘HELP in the 28’ team reports
    • Reports and/or training programmes of NTI and BA
    • Feedback from the trainers and trainees of the NTI
    • Evaluation of the trainings and questionnaires
    • CoE/EU monitoring reports/assessments

    • Mission and meetings reports
     
    (1) Pro-active role of partner NTI and BA to promote HELP in the 28 courses and seminars among their members
    (2) Updated ECHR/ESC training products, curricula and interactive tools (website)
    (3) Interest from legal professionals to take regular/self-learning courses and will to apply the knowledge acquired


    Expected Result 0.5 Self-learning materials elaborated under “HELP in the 28” available (e-learning platform) and promoted to be incorporated into NTI and BA curricula (possibly leading to credits)
    • Degree of implementation of Action Work Plan every six months and at the end of the project
    • High quality and interactive free courses (with wide range of training materials and tools and updated EU/CoE case law) available on line by the end of the project: 4 master courses in English and 18 adapted courses in 13 EU languages
    • Number of curricula of NTI and BA that fully incorporate courses elaborated under the ‘HELP in the 28’ project

    • HELP Secretariat and ‘HELP in the 28’ team reports
    • Reports and/or training programmes of NTI and BA
    • Media coverage of training activities and seminars including national HELP websites
    • CoE/EU monitoring reports/assessments
    • Mission and meetings reports
     
    (1) Updated ECHR/ESC training products, curricula and interactive tools (website)
    (2) Pro-active role of partner NTI and BA to promote incorporation of HELP in the 28 courses into their curricula (including leading to credits)
    Expected Result 0.6 x

     



     
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