Highlights

  • Report / Paper / Summary
    19
    December
    2023
    All EU funds must be spent in a way that respect fundamental rights. The EU spends billions of euros on creating jobs, economic growth, sustainable development and improving people’s lives. To prevent funds from being spent in ways that directly violate people’s fundamental rights, the EU strengthened the conditions how funds can be spent in 2021. This report looks at how the newly introduced conditions related to the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities can be upheld in practice. It analyses the potential role of national human rights institutions, ombudsperson institutions and equality bodies. These safeguards can advance compliance with fundamental rights.
  • Periodic updates / Series
    6
    February
    2024
    The 2024 update on NHRIs accreditation status and mandates also covers their engagement in the monitoring of fundamental rights compliance in the use of EU funds at national level. Moreover, the update also shows how NHRIs make use of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in their work when advising government or in education, training and awareness raising activities. Since its 2020 report 'Strong and effective national human rights institutions – challenges, promising practices and opportunities', the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has been regularly tracking the accreditation status and mandates of NHRIs.
  • Periodic updates / Series
    18
    October
    2023
    Civil society organisations struggle to maintain an environment safe from threats and attacks. FRA’s sixth annual update on civic space explores the challenges for organisations across the EU. While there has been significant development since FRA began monitoring the situation in 2018, civil society organisations remain under immense pressure. Abusive lawsuits and attacks against those involved in migrant search and rescue at sea are just some of the challenges identified. This report presents ways forward to protect civil society and human rights.
  • Report / Paper / Summary
    11
    October
    2021
    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.
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29
June
2022
Since September 2021, two National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) had a change in their accreditation status, one applied for accreditation and five have had a change in tasks covered by their mandates. This new 2022 update provides an overview of developments in the accreditation status and mandates of NHRIs from September 2021 to May 2022. It is a follow up of FRA’s 2020 report on ‘Strong and effective national human rights institutions – challenges, promising practices and opportunities’ and the September 2021 update. It covers the 27 EU Member States and three candidate countries (Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia).
In this vlog, FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty talks about the EU’s response to the war in Ukraine. He argues that it is only if we all work together, with human rights as our roadmap, that we can make our way towards a peaceful future.
8
June
2022
FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2022 reviews major developments in the field in 2021, 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.
8
June
2022
This focus looks at the impact of the pandemic on social rights. It examines the measures in national recovery and resilience plans that address the social vulnerabilities among a variety of population groups in the EU, including women, children and young people in situations of vulnerability, people with disabilities, older people, Roma and people in precarious working conditions.
8
June
2022
Το 2021 σημειώθηκε πρόοδος, αλλά και οπισθοδρόμηση στην προστασία των θεμελιωδών δικαιωμάτων. Στην Έκθεση για τα Θεμελιώδη Δικαιώματα 2022 του FRA εξετάζονται οι σημαντικότερες εξελίξεις στον τομέα και προσδιορίζονται τόσο τα επιτεύγματα όσο και τα ζητήματα που εξακολουθούν να προκαλούν ανησυχία. Στην παρούσα έκδοση παρουσιάζονται οι γνώμες του FRA σχετικά με τις κυριότερες εξελίξεις στους εξεταζόμενους θεματικούς τομείς και συνοψίζεται η τεκμηρίωση στην οποία στηρίχθηκαν οι εν λόγω γνώμες. Με αυτόν τον τρόπο, παρέχεται συνοπτική και ταυτόχρονα κατατοπιστική επισκόπηση των βασικών προκλήσεων που αντιμετωπίζουν η ΕΕ και τα κράτη μέλη στον τομέα των θεμελιωδών δικαιωμάτων.
27
April
2022
Ο οδηγός αυτός μπορεί να είναι ένα χρήσιμο εργαλείο για τις πόλεις που επιθυμούν να καταβάλουν μεγαλύτερες προσπάθειες στην κατεύθυνση του σεβασμού των ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων. Στόχος του είναι να ενθαρρύνει τις τοπικές αρχές να υιοθετήσουν υψηλότερα πρότυπα μέσα από την προώθηση της αμοιβαίας μάθησης σε θέματα ανθρωπίνων και θεμελιωδών δικαιωμάτων. Προέκυψε από τη συνεργασία του Οργανισμού Θεμελιωδών Δικαιωμάτων της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης (FRA), μιας ομάδας πόλεων για την προάσπιση των ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων και διαφόρων επαγγελματιών που δραστηριοποιούνται στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση (ΕΕ). Ο οδηγός στηρίζεται στις ελπιδοφόρες πρακτικές και εμπειρίες δήμων, περιφερειών, εμπειρογνωμόνων, διεθνών οργανισμών και δικτύων οι οποίες παρατίθενται στην έκθεση του FRA με τίτλο Human rights cities in the EU: A framework for reinforcing rights locally [Πόλεις για τα ανθρώπινα δικαιώματα στην ΕΕ: Ένα πλαίσιο ενίσχυσης των δικαιωμάτων σε τοπικό επίπεδο].
14
April
2022
H προάσπιση των ανθρωπίνων δικαιωμάτων είναι πιο σημαντική από ποτέ! Αλλά με ποιο τρόπο μπορούμε να επικοινωνήσουμε και να προώθησουμε τα ανθρώπινα δικαιώματα πιο αποτελεσματικά;
In the internet age, information travels faster and further than ever before. But so does disinformation, feeding off rumours, prejudices and stereotypes. How can we tackle it? Watch FRA’s practical guide on how to go about tackling disinformation using +INPUT – be positive, identify, narrate, pioneer, unite and track.
The Fundamental Rights Forum is the space for dialogue on human rights challenges facing the EU today.
The Director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, Michael O’Flaherty, welcomes the launch of the Philanthropy Europe Association (Philea), the merger of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) and the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (Dafne), on 7 December 2021.
The Fundamental Rights Forum is the space for dialogue on human rights challenges facing the EU today.
Highlights from the Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 – Michael O’Flaherty on the Forum as a roadmap for a vision of hope.
Speaking up for human rights has never been more important!

But how can we bring people together and cut through the noise?
International and regional human rights organisations across Europe have joined forces with the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, united behind the '10 keys to effectively communicating human rights'.
11
October
2021
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.
A clip on human rights cities upon launch of ‘Framework of commitments for human rights cities’
28
September
2021
Since September 2020, three National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) had a change in their accreditation status, two new institutions were created and nine have had a change in tasks covered by their mandates. Following up on the September 2020 report “Strong and effective national human rights institutions – challenges, promising practices and opportunities”, this update provides an overview of developments in the accreditation status and mandates of NHRIS in the past 12 months. The update covers the 27 EU Member States as well as three additional states within FRA’s mandate (Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia).
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.
10
June
2021
Το 2020 σημειώθηκε πρόοδος αλλά και
οπισθοδρόμηση στην προστασία των θεμελιωδών
δικαιωμάτων. Στην Έκθεση για τα Θεμελιώδη
Δικαιώματα 2021 του FRA εξετάζονται οι
σημαντικότερες εξελίξεις στον τομέα και
προσδιορίζονται τόσο τα επιτεύγματα, όσο και
τα ζητήματα που εξακολουθούν να προκαλούν
ανησυχία.
10
June
2021
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.