On 7 December, it will be 20 years since the proclamation of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights by the Presidents of the EU institutions. On that day, FRA, in partnership with the European Commission will hold a virtual conference ‘Reinforcing the EU Charter: Rights of people in the EU in the next decade’. European Commission Vice-President, Věra Jourová who is in charge of the revised Strategy for the Charter’s implementation, President of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Koen Lenaerts, and FRA Director, Michael O’Flaherty, will have a panel discussion on the need for collective efforts to reinforce application of the Charter.
It should encourage EU and national policymakers, legal practitioners and other relevant stakeholders to better apply the Charter nationally. It will showcase FRA Charter assistance and products, as well as case law that highlights the relevance of the Charter for national actors. These include Charterpedia and the Charter handbook. The virtual conference will build on earlier events, such as the recent Egmont Institute conference ‘The Charter turns 20’ and the 2019 conference.
The video below shows the key statements of the panellists: