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20 July 2021

What do fundamental rights mean for people in the EU? Summary - Fundamental Rights Survey

The EU is founded on the values of democracy, rule of law and respect for human rights. Yet these values, and discussions on fundamental rights at the EU and Member State level, can seem remote in people’s daily lives. With this in mind, FRA explored what people understand, know and experience with respect to their fundamental rights in practice. The resulting data provide comprehensive and comparable evidence on these aspects.

This summary presents the main insights from FRA’s research. These primarily aim to inform EU institutions, Member State governments and institutions, as well as human rights defenders and civil society organisations, about the place of fundamental rights in EU societies – based on what people think and experience.