Applying the Charter of Fundamental Rights in the EU

The Agency took part in a seminar on ‘Applying the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU’ from 6 to 7 November.

It was organised by the Academy of European Law in cooperation with the Spanish Judicial School in Barcelona. Judges, magistrates, state lawyers, public prosecutors, members of the judiciary training divisions, and court officials from EU Member States participated in the seminar. At the event discussions were held on the scope of application and interpretation of the EU Charter in national legal orders, devoting specific attention to the rights to good administration, and to freedom of movement and residence. FRA’s contribution focused on the interrelationships between the rights to family life and to freedom of movement and residence, with a focus on their impact on the rights of the child and on LGBTI rights. FRA also took the opportunity to introduce to participants some of its tools that can support the activity of the judiciary, such as Charterpedia and the handbooks FRA develops in cooperation with the European Court of Human Rights.