The Charter of Fundamental Rights

INPRIS, in January 2013, started a two years project titled „Making the Charter of Fundamental Rights a Living Instrument” (JUST/2012/FRAC/AG/2705). 


The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union guarantees for the protection and promotion of more basic human rights than any other Charter or Convention has done before. Still, its concrete implication and relevance for national legislation, jurisdiction and legal practice is not completely clear. Knowledge about its scope and effects is not anchored in legal professions, nor do NGOs, trade unions or other stakeholders of relevance in this regard know, how CFR rights can be protected. This is especially valid for the social rights vested in the CFR.


Based on this acknowledgement the project ‘Making the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union a living instrument’ rolls out a wide range of activities that on the one hand aim at clarifying the CFR's relevance at the national level as well as for EU legislation and on the other at developing methodologies, how to transfer the content of the Charter as such and knowledge about its concrete implications to those, who should apply its provisions in practise - and as such making it a 'living instrument.'


The project is composed of four parts, both of theoretical and practical nature:

1. Research study on the legal impact of the CFR

2. Fundamental Rights Training Manual for judges, attorneys and other legal professionals

3. Information of civil society, NGOs and trade unions

4. International conference on the application of the CFR


The project is supported

by the European Union