In 2019-2020, the lectoraat joined an international consortium for the project on TRust, Independence, Impartiality and Accountability of judges and arbitrators under the EU Charter (TRIIAL). The project, for which the research group was a co-applicant, was awarded funding from the European Commission (Horizon 2020).
Project no. 853832, JUST-JTRA-EJTR-AG-2018.

The partners include the main applicant, the Centre of Judicial Cooperation of the European University Institute, and 12 co-beneficiaries: 2 Judicial Schools (the Italian School for the Judiciary and the Belgian Judicial School); the National Association of the Romanian Bars; 8 academic institutions (Universities of: Barcelona-Pompeu Fabra, Eötvös Loránd, Florence, Gdansk, Ljubljana, Maastricht, Centre for Research in Public Law of the Lisbon University, THUAS), and a Polish think tank (INPRIS).

Quoting from the project proposal:

TRIIAL provides training activities and tools for judges, lawyers, arbitrators and other legal professionals in areas of salient importance for the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: trust, independence, impartiality, accountability of judges and arbitrators. Its main objective is to explain and disseminate knowledge of the CFR potential for ensuring and improving the fundamental rights standards, ultimately benefiting the rule of law in the Member States.”

For more information on the project see the project website

As part of the project (and among other educational and training activities), the lectoraat MLR Regulation will organise training for arbitrators on the Charter of Fundamental Rights.

Research team on this project consists of Dr. Barbara Warwas and Dr. Luca Pantaleo.