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About FRC


The Fundamental Rights and Citizenship programme aims to promote the development of a European society based on respect for fundamental rights and rights derived from citizenship of the European Union.

The Council adopted a Decision 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 FREE project is funded by the European Commission Program 
“Fundamental Rights and Citizenship” – DG Justice, Freedom and Security