Making rights real - A guide for local and regional authorities

The booklet aims to provide local and regional officials with a framework for understanding more about fundamental rights and applying them when making decisions and completing their regular tasks and activities.

The guide, which has been published jointly by FRA and the Committee of the regions, draws on lessons learned and example practices collected from hundreds of officials from eight Members States and compiled in FRA’s online toolkit Joining up fundamental rights.

The booklet will help officials address key questions like:

  • how to understand the fundamental rights-dimension of policy issues?
  • how to translate them into real, practical and tangible measures?
  • how to plan appropriately with useful steps in order to meet people’s needs and expectations in the best possible way?
  • how to increase public awareness of fundamental rights related issues?