Preparing local public authorities for the new data Protection Legislation


The protection of personal data has become one of the central human rights in the last 20 years. The recent pan-European Data Protection Reform comes to contribute to the EU strategy for developing and ensuring digital data driven economy. To this end, a package of considerable legislative measures was adopted. The General Data Protection Regulation plays general role to this respect. The regulation entered into force on 24 May 2016 and shall apply from 25 May 2018 on. In this transition period business and public authorities must prepare for the implementation of General Data Protection Regulation’s provisions. As 2018 is approaching, the necessity of bringing these sectors in compliance with the new rules is increasing.



11/2017 - 04/2019


  • To introduce local public authorities’ employees to the European Data Protection Reform, General Data Protection Regulation in particular to enable them to fulfill their professional duties lawfully and with respect to fundamental human rights
  • To elaborate tailored training materials and methodology addressing the training needs of local public authorities employees
  • To train a least 2 trainers from each partner country on the to-be elaborated materials
  • To train at least 200 Data Protection Officers working in local public authorities in partner countries on General Data Protection Regulation provisions and on the functions and responsibilities of a Data Protection Officerson a local public authorities level
  • To increase the readiness of at least 180 local public authorities on the Data Protection Reform
  • To launch an e-Learning platform providing to stakeholders the elaborated training materials under the form of online modules


  • Law and Internet Foundation (BG)

  • Latvijas Pasvaldibu Savieniba (LT)

  • Doryforikes Kinhtes Efarmoges Monoprosoh Ike (EL)

  • National School Of Political Studies And Public Administration (RO)

  • Univerzita Komenskeho v Bratislave (SK)


European Commission, Directorate General Justice and Consumers