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The Council adopted a Decision български (bg)czech (cs)dansk (da)Deutsch (de)eesti (et)ελληνικά (el)español (es)Français (fr)Gaeilge (ga)italiano (it)latviešu (lv)lietuvių (lt)magyar (hu)Malti (mt)Nederlands (nl)polski (pl)português (pt)română (ro)slovenčina (sk)slovenščina (sl)suomi (fi)svenska (sv) establishing the specific programme Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, for the period 2007-2013, as part of the General Programme "Fundamental Rights and Justice". It will contribute to the strengthening of the area of Freedom, Security and Justice over the period 2007-2013.

Objectives and tools

The focus of the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship programme is:

  • the protection of the rights of the child;
  • combating racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism;
  • the fight against homophobia;
  • active participation in the democratic life of the Union;
  • data protection and privacy rights;
  • training and networking between legal professions and legal practitioners.

The programme will pursue its objectives by means of transnational actions (Action grants Choose translations of the previous link ), Operating grants Choose translations of the previous link  and the Commission's own initiatives (Calls for tenders Choose translations of the previous link ).

Access to the programme

Access to the programme shall be open to private or public organisations and institutions (national, regional or local authorities, university departments and research centres) working in one of the fields covered by the objectives.

Annual Work Programmes

For the implementation of the Fundamental Rights and Citizenship programme the Commission has adopted the following annual work programmes: