Areas of work

The objective, the scope and the tasks of the Fundamental Rights Agency are set out in Council Regulation (EC) No. 168/2007, establishing the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.

The objective of the Agency shall be to provide the relevant institutions, bodies, offices and agencies of the Community and its Member States when implementing Community law with assistance and expertise relating to fundamental rights in order to support them when they take measures or formulate courses of action within their respective spheres of competence to fully respect fundamental rights.

Council Regulation (EC) N° 168/2007 Art.2 

The agency situates its work in the wider context of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. The purpose of the Charter is to strengthen the protection of fundamental rights in the European Union in the light of changes in society, social progress and scientific and technological developments. The agency fulfils its tasks, as defined by its Regulation, by implementing specific projects and activities within the thematic areas of a five-year Multi-annual Framework, which fall broadly under different chapters of the Charter of Fundamental Rights. 

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