Navigation path

Home

Key dates RSS

7 Dec. 2000

Charter of Fundamental Rights

The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union was solemnly proclaimed by the Presidents of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission at the Nice European Council on 7 December 2000.

4 July 2006

Towards An EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child

Towards an EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child proposed the establishment of an EU policy to promote and safeguard the rights of the child.

1 Mar. 2007

EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) was set up in Vienna, Austria.

28 Nov. 2008

Framework Decision on combating racism and xenophobia

Adoption of the Framework Decision of 28 November 2008 on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law.

This legislation aims at penalising racist and xenophobic speech and crime. It is a key instrument in the fight against racism and xenophobia.

1 Dec. 2009

Treaty of Lisbon

The Treaty of Lisbon entered into force. This Treaty has considerable influence on the existing rules governing freedom, security and justice at EU level and will facilitate more efficient, transparent and democratic EU action in this field.

19 Oct. 2010

Strategy for effective implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights

The Commission adopted on 19 October 2010 a strategy to ensure that the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights is effectively implemented.

17 Nov. 2010

116 000 hotline for missing children

The Commission made a final call to the EU countries to make the Europe-wide 116 000 hotline for missing children operational as soon as possible.

15 Feb. 2011

An EU Agenda for the Rights of the Child

The Communication on an EU Agenda on the Rights of the Child proposes 11 actions that the Commission will take over the coming years, reaffirming the strong commitment of EU and EU countries to promoting, protecting and fulfilling the rights of the child in all relevant EU policies.

30 Mar. 2011

First Annual Report on the Application of the Charter

The Commission adopted on 30 March 2011 the first Annual Report on the Application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. Its objective is to monitor progress on the enforcement of the Charter.