The Stockholm Programme will - after the Tampere Programme (1999-2004) and the Programme of The Hague (2004-2009) - build the new multiannual programme defining the priorities of the European Union in the areas of freedom, security and justice. The Commission has grouped in its Communication [ COM (2009) 262 final] the various future challenges and its respective policy proposals under the following areas:
- "A Europe of rights",
- "A Europe of Justice",
- "A Europe that protects",
- and "A Europe of solidarity".
In all these four views on Europe's future, the protection of fundamental rights has an undeniable role to play. Read more in the document available below.