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FRA sets out its next strategy for the coming years

Compass pointing to the word strategy.
Olivier Le Moal ©, 2023
In an ever-changing and fast-moving world, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) must adapt to tackle current and future challenges. Its Strategic Plan 2023-2028 explains how it will rise to these challenges, promoting and protecting rights for all.

Three priority areas will guide the Agency’s work. It will champion fundamental rights as new EU laws and policies evolve. It will support respect for fundamental rights in existing EU laws and policies. And it will work on cross-cutting actions, such as rights awareness, cooperation and dialogue that will help drive the EU’s goals and vision for fundamental rights.

The Strategic Plan acknowledges future challenges that are likely to affect fundamental rights. These cover such issues as conflict and insecurity, climate change, inequalities, socio-economic change and digitalisation.

Given the complexity of today’s challenges, FRA will strengthen key partnerships. It will continue to support EU institutions and Member States with its evidence-based advice. It will further its close ties with key stakeholders. These include international partners such as the Council of Europe, the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, as well as national and regional human rights bodies, civil society and other human rights defenders.