STARLIGHT agenda and dates

Structure and timeline of the 2023 STARLIGHT Programme

The STARLIGHT programme promotes the use of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (the Charter) as a tool for strategic litigation. It aims to improve the protection of fundamental rights across the EU, in particular, in those member states where fundamental rights are under threat.  

It aims to equip practicing lawyers with the skills and knowledge to use the Charter to protect rights through three core training components:  

  1. an introduction to strategic litigation, the application of the Charter and approach to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU);  
  2. specialized modules on i) asylum and migration law; ii) criminal justice; or iii) the rule of law and civic space/fundamental freedoms;  
  3. a skills module on i) documentation and evidence; ii) legal advocacy; or iii) legal communications and public relations.

28th March - 25th April 2023 (2 x 0.5 days, online)

9th May - 12th June 2023 (8 x 2h, online)

June - mid-September 2023 (sessions in small groups, online)

26th to 28th September 2023 (3 days onsite, Potsdam)