The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) provides support and expertise on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union at different governance levels by delivering a series of products related to the Charter. Information on the work FRA is doing in supporting the implementation of the Charter can be found on the webpage FRA Charter materials and resources. Print copies of all FRA Charter products can be ordered free of charge via the Publications catalogue of the Publications Office of the European Union.
- The Agency’s Fundamental Rights Report: annual assessment of the Charter’s application
Every year, FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report contains a chapter specifically dedicated to the use of the Charter at national level, including Charter-related national cases decided by national high courts and the use of the Charter by government, parliament, and other actors. The chapters published so far: 2022; 2021; 2020; 2019 (looking back to 10 years of Charter application); 2018; 2017; 2016; 2015; 2014 and 2013.
- Training tools: building capacity in the legal community
FRA has developed a handbook, available in 22 languages, containing guidance on the applicability of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
The handbook is available here: Applying the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in law and policymaking at national level - Guidance.
In addition, FRA provides free of charge two Charter e-learning courses: the e-guidance and the e-case studies. Both provide in an interactive way practical guidance on the field of application of the Charter as referred to in its Article 51(1).
The case studies tool contains a trainers’ area that provides further material and tools, for example a comprehensive trainer’s manual with practical advice on the design and methodology that can be used for delivering training workshops on the Charter based on case studies.
- Charterpedia: a one-stop-shop on the Charter
FRA’s Charterpedia offers the main entry point to the Agency’s work on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and a wide range of information (including national and European case law) on each Charter provision. The tool is available in all 24 official EU languages.
- Communicating the Charter: providing first basic information at national level
The Agency published Charter country factsheets on efforts of Member States to promote the Charter and its implementation. The factsheets give (in English and the respective national language) examples of the Charter’s use and added value in each EU Member State.
In addition the Agency developed videoclips on the Charter (see for example: ‘Apply the Charter, deliver our Rights’).
Examples of Charter relevant experts, training institutions and university courses at national level in all Member States are made available on request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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