The originality of the project


To provide comprehensive and multidisciplinary understanding of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the new Directive 2016/680 through the development of high qualitative training materials, trained trainers in the field throughout all MS and e-Learning programme. Moreover, the analytical activities of the INFORM project will examine the balance between personal data protection and the other fundamental rights in order to deepen the expertise of the professionals, especially when it comes to judges and lawyers.


  • To contribute to the effective and coherent application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • To facilitate the implementation and practical application of Directive 2016/680
  • To elaborate specific training materials and methodologies tailored to the needs of judiciary, legal practitioners and court staff
  • To train trainers from all Member States (MS) as multipliers of INFORM outputs and impact and mainly as a multipliers at national level
  • To develop interactive practical-oriented e-Learing programme targeting judiciary, legal practicioners and court staff as a training tool for distance self-learning and as an advanced training means
  • To improve target groups’ knowledge, competences and attitudes to the Data Protection Legislation (DPL)
  • To strengthen Data Subjects’ right to data protection


Target Groups

The INFORM project targets the following groups of professionals:
  • The judiciary: judges (ordinary and administrative) and prosecutors. Also the authorities responsible for the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences.
  • Legal practitioners: lawyers, notaries, bailiffs, mediators.
  • Court staff: court clerks and officers
  • Trainers: The interaction with the trainers will happen during the INFORM workshops


These target groups will be reached on two levels. On the one hand, the to-be developed e-Learning programme will directly focus on the aforementioned groups. On the other hand, INFORM will train trainers from the national institutions responsible for the trainings of the target groups. INFORM employs “Training of Trainers” (ToT) approaches to effectively reach out the first three target groups.

Project impact


  • comparative analysis and evaluation of the new DPL
  • training materials & methodologies elaboration
  • 6 workshops
  • e-Learning programme
  • dissemination activities

Type and number of persons benefiting from the project:

  • 180 trainers from all MS
  • at least 1000 judges, prosecutors, legal practitioners, court staff via the e-Learning programme