The ECBA was an Associate Partner in the SUPRALAT project which has now been concluded.

Please click here to read the end report by Anna Pivaty.  

The SUPRALAT-project specifically aimed to:

  •  Develop a practice-oriented training programme for lawyers, that focuses on proceedings in the police detention stage, and pilot it in four EU Member States. The selected Member States are Belgium, Hungary, Ireland and the Netherlands.
  •  Advocate for practice-oriented training on facilitating suspects’ rights in pre-trial proceedings to become part of professional training curricula for criminal lawyers in EU Member States.
  •  Contribute to the exchange of best practices on facilitating the rights envisaged in the Directives among lawyers across the EU.
  •  As a result of SUPRALAT-project, to which the ECBA is partner, we will organise a workshop in which we will test/simulate a part of the innovative training program, intended to equip lawyers with the necessary skills to effectuate the rights of suspects at the early stages of the criminal proceedings in practice.

The project contributed to the implementation of newly-adopted EU Directives on suspects’ procedural rights – and especially the Directive on the right of access to a lawyer – in EU Member States.

To learn more about the project, please visit the website:

Workshop at the ECBA Spring Conference 2017 

SUPRALAT project team delivered a workshop at the 2017 ECBA Spring Conference. The workshop focused on the lawyer's role during suspect interrogation - in European law, national law, and in practice (which becomes of relevance after the transposition date of the Directive on the Right of Access to a Lawyer on 27 November 2016).