Fundamental rights are the life blood of
the EU. Our job is to support all EU bodies
and Member States in honouring these
commitments. Ultimately we exist to help
everyone in the EU to live in dignity.
The Fundamental Rights Forum 2016 met in Vienna from 20-23 June 2016. Entitled Rights, Respect, Reality: the Europe of values in today’s world, it addressed the European Union’s pressing fundamental rights challenges. It also exchanged promising practices to better protect and promote human and fundamental rights in Europe. The Chair’s Statement captures the spirit and many of the suggestions made at the Forum.