Call for participation: consultation on fundamental rights
The European Commission has opened a consultation on the establishment of an EU Fundamental Rights Agency. This consultation follows the decision taken by the European Council in December 2003 to extend the mandate of the European Union Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia, based in Vienna, to become a Fundamental Rights Agency.
The consultation addresses all non-governmental organisations protecting human rights and all persons involved in the development of protecting fundamental rights in the EU. The deadline expires on 17 December 2004. A proposal for a regulation to establish a Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union will be presented by the Commission in the course of 2005.
EU consultation on fundamental rights (deadline 17.12.2004)