European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

Source: Europa Nu.

The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) provides independent, evidence-based advice to EU and national decision makers, thereby helping to make debates, policies and legislation on fundamental rights better informed and targeted.

What it does

FRA advises EU institutions and national governments on fundamental rights, particularly in the areas of:

  • discrimination
  • access to justice
  • racism & xenophobia
  • data protection
  • victims’ rights
  • children's rights.

The Agency aims to help promote and protect fundamental rights more effectively across the EU. To do this, it consults and cooperates with its partners on:

  • collecting & analysing information & data through socio-legal research
  • providing assistance & expert advice
  • communicating & raising awareness of rights.