On 20 July 2020 was conducted the first meeting of the working group for the elaboration of framework for sustainable judicial training in the field of fundamental rights and the rule of law under the NIJ project “Modern learning environment for judges, prosecutors, investigating magistrates and other legal professionals”. The project is implemented with the financial assistance of Justice Program of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014 -2021.
The activity envisions the elaboration of holistic approach to training in the field of fundamental rights and the rule of law, taking into consideration the specific target groups, the type of training (compulsory initial/continuous training), the topics and the appropriate training formats that shall be applied. The working group under the activity that is composed of magistrates, experts and other legal professionals will study the established good European practices in the field of judicial training in fundamental rights in view of elaborating practical advice and recommendations with regards to the content, format and training audience. In the framework of this activity the experience of the Norwegian Courts Administration will be studied in the field of training on fundamental rights and the rule of law.
The working meeting was held in online and face-to-face format. The director of the Institute, Ms. Miglena Tacheva acquainted the working group members with the trends and the priorities in the field of training on fundamental rights, carried out by the Institute. The project leader Silviya Dimitrova outlined the principal objectives and tasks before the working group towards achieving the estimated objectives. During the meeting were discussed methodological approaches that shall be applied by the working group; and the following steps in its activity were set.