EU Charter of Fundamental rights: Awareness raising and Instruments to promote a culture of Rights (FAIR)

A consortium of 9 organizations from 9 countries, which are national implementers of the multidisciplinary research network of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights FRANET, responds with the project to the call of the European Commission from 2020 (Strategy to strengthen the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in the EU) to develop initiatives to promote awareness of people about their rights and where to turn when their rights are violated, especially by empowering local actors. Based on assessments of gaps and obstacles in the implementation and use of the Charter at the national level, we will design and implement awareness-raising activities for the following four target groups: civil society organizations, advocates (lawyers), experts in the judiciary and the general public, in order to encourage their participation in the promotion and greater use of the Charter. By the end of the project, a collection of tools will be created – in English and in national languages ​​- for the organization and implementation of a communication campaign on fundamental rights.

Project execution

Planned activities: a) Activities for community building and networking: mapping gaps in the use of the Charter and identification of opportunities for use; list of relevant stakeholders; online survey; focus groups with representatives of civil society organizations and public institutions and bodies; preparing national reports and a comparative report on the main problems, obstacles, best practices and measures and strategies to increase awareness and use of the Charter of Fundamental Rights; national seminars on the application of the Charter and the contribution of civil society organizations to the protection of fundamental rights in each country; b) Activities to fill gaps in the application of the EU Charter and to raise awareness: plan of awareness activities; involvement of civil society organizations; involvement of advocates (lawyers); promote the use of the EU Charter among judicial professionals; bring the EU Charter closer to the general public; c) preparation of a tool for the fundamental rights campaign; d) Activities for dissemination and communication with the public.


  • Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini, Italy (coordinator)
  • Centre for European Constitutional Law, Greece
  • Comillas Pontifical University - University Institute of Studies on Migration, Spain
  • Centre for Peace Studies, Croatia
  • Centre for the Study of Democracy, Bolgaria
  • Centre for Social Studies, Portugal
  • Symfiliosi, Cyprus
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Fundamental Rights Research Centre (FRC), Belgium


European Commission