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Raising awareness of the Charter with the European Parliament and Council

On 8 May, FRA gave a workshop on the EU’s Fundamental Rights Charter for European Parliament staff.

There was a particular focus on data protection issues and related fundamental rights concerns in the context of migration. The event was co-organised with the European Parliament’s LIBE Secretariat.

FRA referred to its recent handbook on Applying the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in law and policymaking at national level - Guidance and highlighted the availability of Charter country sheets for all EU Member States that give examples of the Charter’s use and added value at national level.

FRA also met with the Council of the European Union’s Legal Service and discussed, based on past experience, possibilities to jointly organise a number of workshops for Council staff and Member State representatives.