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The LITI-GATE project – Strategic Litigation as a Gateway to address the rights of Persons with Disabilities in the European Union – brings together 6 partners from 5 countries with the aim to promote enforcement of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights with strategic litigation activities to address breaches of the fundamental rights of persons with intellectual and/or psychosocial disabilities.

This is set to be accomplished through the combined implementation of activities to develop an adaptable and practice-oriented strategic litigation guidebook as well as accessible information to access legal and support services; develop and pilot an adaptable and practice-oriented training programme (including a mentoring programme) to build capacity of civil society organisations and lawyers on how to use the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in strategic litigation for the benefit of persons with intellectual and/or psychosocial disabilities; and promote multistakeholder cooperation between civil society organisations and legal practitioners.

The project, funded by the European Education and Culture Executive agency of the European Commission, runs for 24 months and started in September 2023.

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Objectives of the project

The project aims to: 

  • Improve knowledge on how to conduct strategic litigation for the benefit of persons with disabilities;  
  • Develop practical guidance on how to use EU Charter of Fundamental Rights for strategic litigation;  
  • Build capacity of national and regional stakeholders on how to conduct strategic litigation; 
  • Strengthen cooperation between national and regional organisations of persons with disability (OPDs), victim support organisations and relevant EU networks to enforce the Charter for persons with disabilities victims of fundamental rights breaches.  

Activities under the project

  1. Conduct research on Strategic Litigation in the project countries
  2. Development of a Strategic Litigation Guidebook 
  3. Development and Implementation of training activities for relevant stakeholders 
  4. Improvement of multistakeholder cooperation 
  5. Implementation of communication and dissemination activities 

Expected outcomes

  • Model Strategic Litigation Guidebook 
  • Training Curriculum 
  • National and International Trainings 
  • Mentoring Programme 
  • Accessible Project Materials  
  • Accessible Strategic Litigation Materials 
  • International LABs 
  • Podcasts 
  • International Symposium 

Funding programme:

European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)

Project Leaflet


DISCLAIMER: Co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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