YELP – Young European Legal Practitioners – English version

EU Programme
Leonardo da Vinci Programme

Duration
18/09/2006 – 18/12/2006

Coordinator

Associazione Eurojuris Formazione Giuridica Internazionale (Italia)
Via Valadier 43 – 00193 Roma
Tel: 0039 06 3224207
Web site: http://www.eurojuris-project.eu
Contact: dr. Nicholas M. Scott
E-mail: eurosegreteria@eurojuris-project.eu

Partners

ITALY
• Dipartimento di Analisi dei Sistemi Economici e Sociali dell’Università del Sannio (DASES)
• Studio Legale Giovanni Romano
• Istituto di Studi Giuridici Internazionali (ISGI) del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
• Società Italiana per l’Organizzazione Internazionale (SIOI – Sez. Campania)
• Unione Forense per i Diritti dell’Uomo

FRANCE
• Cabinet d’avocat Forgione (Strasbourg) – studio legale internazionale

SPAIN
• SICI Dominus (Granada) – società di consulenza specializzata in risorse umane, formazione e progettazione UE.

Abstract

The project aims to promote sectors and activities related to Europe and capable of competing with the demands of the Italian, European and International market for legal services.

The project in effect aims to fulfil the following needs:

• Bring together two groups of actors (who often perceive themselves as being ‘distant’ from one another): young practicing or freshly graduated lawyers on the one hand and the European Courts of Justice and international law on the other. The key activity here will be that of making the Courts and the legislation easily accessible to these young lawyers (i.e. young Italian practicing lawyers and those freshly graduated in law), the beneficiaries of this in service training abroad.
• Create and enrich the range of professionals that the Italian market for legal services is able to offer: the demand for ‘European’ lawyers has been in continual increase for years, above all in the field of the human rights as stated in the European Convention. In Italy, the number of lawyers with this kind of specialisation, with a suitable technical and knowledge and command of languages, is still very low. There instead some Member States that are particularly active in the field of Human Rights, from which it is important to ‘learn’: transfer of know-how, new approaches, a different culture, mechanisms and procedures that protect human rights. Thus, in both cases there is a problem of lack of knowledge and training that come from within the profession that is law (at a national level) where there is grave need for an updating and an opening toward Europe, through the investigation of some of the EU’s current themes and policies in an International context.
• Give young professionals the opportunity of training in close contact with situations, institutions within the EU and Spain, acquiring a better understanding of the key principles behind Human Rights, as interpreted by EU and International law – all this as a high level training package.
• Facilitate access to the world of law young lawyers and young people who have recently got their degree in law not just in Italy but abroad too: once they have completed the training experience they will be in a position to be able to put themselves on the job market on the field of law in a new role, being presumably able to choose whether to commence work in Italy or abroad (in France or Spain) – (an element this that is an absolute novelty and which fits the recent move to harmonise the professions among the EU countries perfectly).

Grant
43.750 EUR