The project involved the production of reports and studies on legal issues around the promotion and protection of fundamental rights in the European Union on the request of the EU Agency of Fundamental Rights. Human European Consultancy was charged with reporting from an EU/international perspective, as well as from a comparative perspective and on the EU Member States (except Germany, Estonia, Greece, Cyprus, Hungary, Portugal and Slovakia). During the project’s lifetime reports on more than 11 different topics were prepared for the EU Member States and at EU/ international level.
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) requested the establishment of teams of national human rights experts (FRALEX) to respond to regular requests to provide it with legal research on fundamental rights topics in the EU. Human European Consultancy established these teams in all EU Member States except for Germany, Estonia, Greece, Cyprus, Hungary, Portugal and Slovakia. We also provided the team which wrote the international and EU reports, as well as the comparative and synthesis reports.
During the lifetime of the project (2008-2011) the FRA issued requests on numerous different topics:
The project ran for three years until the FRALEX network of legal human rights experts and the RAXEN (racism and xenophobia) network were integrated by the FRA at the end of 2011 to form the FRANET network, which is managed by the FRA itself.
The project management team at Human European Consultancy instructed and managed the national teams and the international team, ensured the quality of reporting together with the international team and ensured the deadlines for reporting were met.
The teams ensured comprehensive reporting at the EU/international and EU Member State levels through:
Reports produced within the framework of FRALEX are published on the FRA website http://fra.europa.eu/fraWebsite/research/publications/publications_en.htm
Country data collected within the framework of FRALEX are published at http://fra.europa.eu/en/publications-and-resources/country-data (see topics on left for themes)
The following thematic FRA reports are based on country, EU/international and comparative reports produced within the framework of FRALEX:
As the first EU-wide, comprehensive reports on important fundamental rights issues throughout the EU, the FRALEX reports were ground-breaking.
In particular, those on homophobia, child trafficking, data protection and privacy issues, and mental health formed the basis of FRA reports, the content of which received a lot of attention and support within EU institutions and from a variety of stakeholders.
Provision of reports and studies on legal issues concerning the promotion and protection of fundamental rights in the European Union FRA2-2007-3100-01 (2008-2011)
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Luxembourg