Consultation on situation of fundamental rights in the European Union

February 2, 2015   World

Faces Archive | Source

IFSBH | Original Link

Ms. Laura Ferrara, MEP, is the European Parliament Rapporteur of the own-initiative report on the situation of fundamental rights in the European Union for the years 2013-2014. She believes the time has come for the EU to set up a true internal strategy on fundamental rights. As the only European institution directly elected by citizens, she wants the Parliament to play an important role in shaping this strategy and for civil society organisations to be fully involved in this process. In order to shed some light on the situation of fundamental rights in the Member States, she asks organisations to share their experiences. We encourage you to respond to her questions:

1) According to your direct experience, what are the major issues of fundamental rights in your country and in the EU?

2) In particular, could you outline your experience - if any - on the impact of austerity measures on fundamental rights in your country but also the impact of those measures on your institution?

Please send replies to Laura.ferrara@europarl.europa.eu by 16th February 2015.