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Discussing philanthropy, human rights and cities

On 16 June, FRA contributed to an ARIADNE network webinar on the role of cities in promoting and protecting human rights and how philanthropy can help.

FRA spoke about a framework of commitments for human rights cities in the EU.

The framework seeks to clarify what it means to be a human rights city. It also aims to encourage a higher level of standards and increase links with EU instruments such as the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. FRA also spoke about the release of findings from its Fundamental Rights Survey on 24-25 June. The findings will highlight how people perceive their rights in the EU and will provide a wealth of evidence on human rights issues at the local level. This includes access to public services, good administration and transparency.

ARIADNE is a European network of 600 founders and philanthropists who support social change and human rights.