Planning

Fundamental rights need long-term commitment and support by many stakeholders at different levels. Coherent fundamental rights planning, involving key stakeholders, helps ensure that policies, strategies and programmes are effective and lead to lasting results.

Systematic monitoring and independent evaluation should be an integral part of the planning cycle. They should be used to inform current activities and feed into the planning of new activities.

An action plan can be a useful tool for joined-up strategic planning related to fundamental rights.

Involving multiple stakeholder groups from within and outside public administrations creates co-ownership and co-responsibility.

The picture below illustrates key steps for a coherent planning of policies, strategies or programmes related to fundamental rights: Alternatively, you can read the content of this image in the text version (Word).