What the Commission is doing

The EU is based on the values of human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities.

The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union brings together all the personal, civic, political, economic and social rights enjoyed by people within the EU.

Objectives
  • respect for people's fundamental rights by the EU and by its member countries
  • equal treatment on the basis of sex, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age and sexual orientation
  • protection for people's personal data anywhere in the EU
  • access to justice in case of legal difficulties anywhere in the EU
  • protecting and empowering consumers