Annual activity report 2009

A core objective of the Agency is to provide EU policy-makers with evidence-based advice on fundamental rights issues when they implement Community law and take measures to respect fundamental rights. In 2009, the Agency achieved its objective by collecting comparable data and information on a range of fundamental rights issues and publishing its findings.

The Agency’s annual report was launched at the FRA’s premises in Vienna. Work with key stakeholders continued in 2009, the key partner for much of the Agency’s work being the European Commission, as the Agency provides data and information to inform the policy development conducted by the Commission. Cooperation with the Council of Europe took place in the context of the Agency’s projects and the Council of Europe had the opportunity to make suggestions for the Agency’s work programme in 2010.