The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is the EU’s centre of fundamental rights expertise. It is one of the EU’s decentralised agencies. These agencies are set up to provide expert advice to the institutions of the EU and the Member States on a range of issues. The Agency helps to ensure that the fundamental rights of people living in the EU are protected.
Fundamental rights set out minimum standards to ensure that a person is treated with dignity. Whether this is the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of your age, disability or ethnic background, the right to the protection of your personal data, or the right to get access to justice, these rights should all be promoted and protected.
The Agency seeks to instil a fundamental rights culture across the EU. It does this by:
- collecting pertinent and timely data and information;
- sharing evidence-based insights and advice with policy- and decision-makers;
- raising rights awareness and promotes fundamental rights through cutting-edge communications;
- engaging with a wide array of diverse stakeholders from the local to international level with targeted assistance and in-depth knowledge that is the hallmark of Europe’s centre of fundamental rights expertise, FRA.