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Webinar 11 December: The Protection of Fundamental Rights in the European Union – A Transnational Portrait

We are pleased to invite 3IN Alliance staff and students to join our third webinar on 11 December at 13:30-15:00 CET. The webinar is organised by University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS) as part of their Human Rights Week.

The Protection of Fundamental Rights in the European Union – A transnational portrait

The European Union and its member states have long been committed to Human Rights. The main goals are to grant those rights to all EU citizens and to promote them worldwide. However, violations of those rights still occur and are often justified with questionable policies, e.g. in the fields of asylum, security, economy and trade, etc. Therefore, our focus lies on the European Union and its member states and, more precisely, on their course of action when it comes to protecting and promoting Human Rights.

Four experts from 3IN Members will provide a transnational portrait of several European regions and their Human Rights situation. We will start with Achim Foerster analysing the relation between the “Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union” and German national law. He will tackle the question, how EU instruments of fundamental rights are integrated into the German legal system and will point out current discourses in this field. Our colleague in France, Julien Cazala, will elaborate on a similar topic, from the French perspective. Our colleague in Finland, Marja Katisko, will emphasize on the rights of undocumented persons, who have applied for asylum in 2015 and have been rejected, since this is a hot topic in Finland. In the end, our colleague in Norway, Hans Morten Haugen, will focus on three topics, when comparing the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the Norwegian Constitution: the environment, the freedom of conscience, and the scientific and artistic freedom.


13:30 – 13:35              Welcome & Introduction – Stefanie Witter (FHWS)

13:35 – 13:55              The German Perspective – Achim Förster (FHWS)

13:55 – 14:15              The French Perspective – Julien Cazala (USPN)

14:15 – 14:35              The Finnish perspective – Marja Katisko (Diak)

14:35 – 14:55              The Norwegian perspective – Hans Morten Haugen (VID)

14:55 – 15:00              Conclusion & Wrap Up – Stefanie Witter (FHWS)


Registration for the webinar was closed on 2 December.

More Information

For more information and late registration, please contact Stefanie Witter at FHWS: stefanie.witter(at)