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HELP EU   HELP in the 28
Showing only one 'Expected Result'
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
    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 
    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 0.3
    (51 Activities) Narrative
    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

      * All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.  
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