The e-NACT (e-learning National Active Charter Training) 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. The e-NACT project is coordinated by the European University Institute and involves several universities and European institutes, including the Free University of Brussels and the Odysseus Network. The project will provide training activities and tools in areas of crucial importance for the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights:

  • Asylum and migration;
  • Data protection;
  • Children rights;
  • Social rights in the labour field;
  • Freedom of expression.

Its main objective is to assist national legal practitioners to become familiar with the application of the Charter.

Our role

In the course of the project e-NACT EIUC oversees the process of preparation of five online courses, three of which are its sole responsibility whilst the remaining two are prepared in collaboration with the European University Institute and Odysseus Network.

The courses follow a common logic in their development and build on the initial basic course dedicated to the general issues of application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights. The subsequent substantive focus in placed on data protection, migration and asylum law, freedom of expression and hate speech, children rights, and social rights.

Each of the courses is delivered by academics and will be enriched through the insights of judges and practicing lawyers. The ultimate objective is to blend the use of the online courses with the in-class teaching based on the research and materials prepared during the project and in the course of the research and training activities undertaken by the EUI Centre for Judicial Cooperation and EIUC.


The e-NACT project will create an easy-to-use training toolkit consisting of traditional and e-learning tools that will be the basis for a set of 16 training events targeting national judges, lawyers and other selected legal practitioners. It will promote judicial interaction, which will booster mutual trust and cooperation among domestic legal practitioners. Additionally, the database of national caselaw set up through previous CJC projects will be extended.

At least 422 legal practitioners across varied Member States will be trained. This number will be multiplied by training the trainers themselves and making the toolkit freely available online (in its entirety) upon the Project completion.

Expected results

  • Increasing awareness and capability of legal practitioners to use judicial interaction techniques as a way to enhance the effectiveness of Charter in topical areas of the Union’s activity;
  • Consolidating a sound training toolkit that will assist national trainers to pass the knowledge gathered to other legal practitioners;
  • Ensuring that the successful outcomes of previous CJC-led Projects are kept alive and updated.

Outputs to be produced

The main tools hosted by the e-NACT Training Platform will be:

  • 5 training curricula in the selected areas;
  • 5 online modules;
  • 10 national training curricula;
  • 16 training évents (6 transnational, 10 national);
  • extended version of the database set up through the previous CJC Projects;
  • training methodology guidelines.

Call for participants

The e-NACT project published a call for participants for legal practitioners (lawyers and judges) for the first three Transnational Training Workshops dedicated to:

Workshops dedicated to:

  • Freedom of expression (11-12 June 2018 at European University Institute);
  • Social rights in labour law (4-5 October 2018 at Free University of Brussels) and;
  • Children protection (3-4 December 2018 at University of Florence).

Interested candidates are invited to apply by March 1st 2018.