TRADATA: an EU project for lawyers which made an impact


This project made quite an impact! Kicked-off in Paris in April 2018 and packing out conference rooms in 17 different cities in 8 different jurisdictions, TRADATA (Training of Lawyers on the EU Data Protection Reform) trained in total 1085 lawyers on the GDPR through 20 high-level seminars, going far beyond our initial objectives and expectations. The project officially started on 15 November 2017 and will end on 14 November 2019.

The project’s consortium consists of the European Lawyers Foundation (Coordinator) together with the National Bars of Spain and Italy, the Law Societies of Ireland and Northern Ireland, the Bar Council of England and Wales, the Paris Bar, the DeutscheAnwaltAkademie (Germany), the Ecole des Avocats Centre-Sud (France) and the Orde van Vlaamse Balies (Belgium). The project receives funding from the Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme of the European Union.

Results of the project 

The project partners managed to easily reach and go far beyond the project’s quantitative objective included in the Grant Agreement, which was to train 630 lawyers on the new EU Data Protection Reform. More precisely, the total number of lawyers trained through the 20 TRADATA seminars, which took place in the lifecycle of the project, reached the impressive number of 1085 (455 lawyers more than the committed number). The chart pie below indicates the number of lawyers trained in each one of the 20 TRADATA seminars.

The chart pie below indicates the jurisdictions where trained lawyers exercise their profession.

Important training material coming from our seminars can be freely accessed through the data protection training material section on the ELF’s website. TRADATA is one of the 6 European projects which received financial support from the European Union under the 2017 call for action grants to support training activities on the data protection reform and the only one which is solely addressed to lawyers.

This project is financed with the support of the REC Programme of the European Union.