The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is one of the decentralised agencies of the European Union (EU). These agencies are set up to provide expert advice on a range of issues to EU institutions and EU Member States. FRA provides the EU institutions and EU Member States with independent, evidence-based advice on fundamental rights, to ensure full respect for fundamental rights across the EU. To achieve this goal, FRA performs the following main tasks:
The agency fulfils its tasks by implementing activities within the thematic areas of its 5-year multiannual framework (MAF), which fall under the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, to strengthen the protection of fundamental rights in the EU in light of societal changes and progress, and scientific and technological developments.
FRA carries out its tasks in consultation and cooperation with its partners. This allows the agency to do the following.