• Report / Paper / Summary
    Civil society is a key component of Europe’s fundamental rights architecture. From supporting people affected by the pandemic to helping those fleeing the war in Ukraine, civil society plays a crucial role in upholding people’s rights. In so doing, it contributes to a healthy rule of law culture. FRA’s civic space report provides an overview of the many ways in which civil society contributes to the checks and balances that underpin the rule of law.
  • Handbook / Guide / Manual
    Noch nie war es so wichtig, für Menschenrechte einzutreten! Aber wie? Wie bringt man Menschen zusammen und verschafft sich Gehör?
  • Report / Paper / Summary
    This report proposes a framework for becoming, and functioning as, a ‘human rights city’ in the EU. It includes ‘foundations’, ‘structures’ and ‘tools’ for mayors, local administrations and grassroots organisations to reinforce fundamental rights locally. It is based on existing good practice and expert input by representatives of human rights cities in the EU, academic experts, international organisations and city networks.
  • Seite
    The European Union Fundamental Rights Information System EFRIS is a Human Rights Gateway, bringing together data and information from existing human rights databases, and enables viewing and analysis of relevant assessments of fundamental rights in the EU.
On the occasion of the launch of FRA’s report ‘Protecting civic space in the EU’ this clip sheds light on the challenges civil society faces across the European Union.
On 23 February 2021, FRA’s Director, Michael O’Flaherty, listened to fundamental rights concerns and discussed ways to solve them. The second Fundamental Rights Dialogue invited young people to participate in shaping our societies, placing human rights centre stage.
Das Jahr 2020 brachte beim Schutz der Grundrechte
sowohl Fortschritte als auch Rückschritte. In ihrem
Grundrechte-Bericht 2021 untersucht die FRA wichtige
Entwicklungen auf diesem Gebiet und zeigt sowohl
Erfolge als auch Bereiche auf, in denen es immer
noch Probleme gibt.
FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2021 reviews major developments in the field in 2020, identifying both achievements and areas of concern. It also presents FRA’s opinions on these developments, including a synopsis of the evidence supporting these opinions. This year’s focus chapter explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on fundamental rights. The remaining chapters cover: the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights; equality and non-discrimination; racism, xenophobia and related intolerance; Roma equality and inclusion; asylum, borders and migration; information society, privacy and data protection; rights of the child; access to justice; and the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
On 23 February 2021, FRA’s Director, Michael O’Flaherty, listened to fundamental rights concerns and discussed ways to solve them. The second Fundamental Rights Dialogue invited young people to participate in shaping our societies, placing human rights centre stage.
On 13 November, the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) hosted its first Fundamental Rights Dialogue - a virtual event that gave young people an opportunity to voice their fundamental rights concerns and discussed ways to solve them with FRA's Director Michael O'Flaherty.
Key statements from the FRA/Euractiv online event Reinforcing the EU Charter: rights of people in the EU in the next decade, 7 December 2020.
22 Language versions now available
23 April 2021
Diese Zusammenfassung stellt die wichtigsten
Ergebnisse aus dem ersten Bericht der FRA zu ihrer
Erhebung über Grundrechte vor. Im Rahmen dieser
Erhebung wurden Daten von rund 35 000 Menschen
über ihre Erfahrungen, Wahrnehmungen und
Meinungen zu einer Reihe von Fragen
zusammengetragen, die auf unterschiedliche Art
und Weise mit Menschenrechten zusammenhängen.
This year, the COVID-19 pandemic leaves a lasting mark on society worldwide. It affected everyone but some people more than others. As we look ahead, on Human Rights Day, on 10 December, we need to make the new normal a better normal. In his video message, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty underlines the need to stand up for human rights to make 2021 a better year. This means ensuring we respect and take into account everybody's human rights.
This report outlines some of the measures EU Member States have put in place to protect public health as Europe faces the ‘second wave’ of the Coronavirus pandemic. It highlights how these may affect fundamental rights, especially social rights.
This video statement by FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty was recorded for the 2020 General conference of the International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities (ICCAR): “CommunicAction – A common front to protect human rights at the local level”.
This video statement by FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty was recorded for the Annual Conference of the Geneva Human Rights Platform: ''Connectivity between regional and global human rights mechanisms".
This video statement by FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty was recorded for the e-conference "70 years of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms: challenges and prospects".
Summary version now available
21 January 2021
National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) are a vital part of the country-level human rights protection system. This report, published 10 years after FRA’s first in-depth study on NHRIs, looks at such bodies in the EU, as well as the Republic of North Macedonia, the Republic of Serbia, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It explores relevant developments, challenges to their effectiveness and ways to maximise their impact.
The Agency cooperates with the EEA and Norway Grants as a strategic partner in the protection, promotion and fulfillment of fundamental rights.
The cooperation aims to support the design and implementation of EEA and Norway Grants funded programmes and projects in selected EU Member States. It also aims to raise awareness on fundamental rights, combating social exclusion and discrimination, and supporting related civil society initiatives.
As we enter the second half of 2020, the constraints on our daily lives brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic have become a firm reality. New local lockdowns and the reintroduction of restrictive measures prompted by fresh outbreaks of the virus are a stark reminder that COVID-19 continues to shape our lives – and our enjoyment of fundamental rights – in profound ways. There is compelling evidence of how the pandemic has exacerbated existing challenges in our societies. This FRA Bulletin outlines some of the measures EU Member States adopted to safely reopen their societies and economies while continuing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. It highlights the impact these measures may have on civil, political and socioeconomic rights.
This paper presents key findings from FRA’s second consultation of its Fundamental Rights Platform, focusing on the experiences of civil society organisations (CSOs) working on human rights. FRA started an annual consultation with organisations participating in its platform in 2018.
This video was produced for the launch of the Fundamental Rights Survey in June 2020 and gives an overview of the main results.
Michael O'Flaherty introduces the July edition of FRA's bulletin on the impact for fundamental rights of Covid-19. In this vlog he talks about the important role that people play who are engaged with the promotion and the protection of human rights in these times.
The July edition of the COVID-19 bulletin will be available from 30 July.
Summary version now available
07 December 2020
FRA’s Fundamental Rights Survey collected data from 35,000 people about their experiences, perceptions and opinions on a range of issues that are variously encompassed by human rights. This report presents a small selection of the survey results. It focuses on findings with respect to respondents’ opinions about human – or fundamental rights; their views and perceptions on the functioning of democratic societies – as a pillar on which human rights can flourish; and on their thoughts on and engagement with public services that have a duty to enforce human rights law and to protect people’s rights.
Die Wiener Erklärung und das Aktionsprogramm zur Stärkung der Menschenrechte begehen dieses Jahr ihr 25. Jubiläum. Die bahnbrechende Erklärung ebnete den Weg für deutliche Fortschritte im Bereich der Menschenrechte. Sie gab den Anstoß für die Schaffung neuer Gesetze und Menschenrechtsinstitutionen, die weltweit besseren Schutz bieten. An diesem Jahrestag rufen die Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte (FRA) und das Menschenrechtsbüro der Vereinten Nationen die Mitgliedstaaten der EU auf, sich weiterhin für die Wahrung der Menschenrechte aller Menschen in ganz Europa einzusetzen.
Der Verwaltungsrat der FRA hat in seiner Sitzung vom Mai 2018 fünf Frauen und sechs Männer ernannt, die den neuen wissenschaftlichen Ausschuss der Agentur bilden werden. Die Mitglieder wurden aus 100 Bewerberinnen und Bewerbern ausgewählt.
Journalistinnen und Journalisten sehen sich zunehmend Versuchen ausgesetzt, sie bei der Aufdeckung von Korruption, Unrecht und Bedrohungen für die Demokratie zu behindern. Der Internationale Tag der Pressefreiheit am 3. Mai ist Anlass für die Forderung, diesem Druck Einhalt zu gebieten, damit eine freie Presse auch weiterhin Staaten zur Verantwortung ziehen und über Unrecht und Rechtsverletzungen berichten kann, teilt die Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte mit.
Die Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte hat ihren Fünfjahres-Strategieplan für den Zeitraum 2018 bis 2022 veröffentlicht. Dieser Plan wird dazu beitragen, dass die FRA weiterhin als einzigartiges und unabhängiges Referenz- und Exzellenzzentrum zur Förderung und zum Schutz der Menschenrechte in der EU anerkannt wird.