FRANET is the multidisciplinary research network of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights. It is composed of teams of legal and social experts in each EU Member State and one team of experts for research and analysis at the EU and international level. These teams of experts conduct research upon request and provide relevant data to FRA on fundamental rights issues to enable and facilitate the Agency’s comparative analyses. See also https://fra.europa.eu/en/cooperation/franet
Since 2014 Human European Consultancy manages the country team for Romania and the EU and international comparative analysis team, the latter with four international partners: KU Leuven, Migration Policy Group, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights and Intervict – Tilburg University.
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) assists EU institutions and EU Member States in the promotion and protection of fundamental human rights by collecting information and providing expertise through, among others, comparative legal and social research within FRANET. FRANET is FRA’s research network, composed of (contracted) teams of legal and social experts in each EU Member State and one team of experts for research and analysis at the EU and international level that collects information and provides research and analysis that enables FRA to perform its role. Key research areas are victims’ rights, data protection, equal treatment and non-discrimination, children’s rights, rights of people with disabilities asylum and migration and fundamental rights considerations in the EU following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Reports produced by the Romanian and EU and international team are submitted to the FRA and are input for FRA’s annual Fundamental Rights reports and thematic reports. Summaries of the reports are published separately on the FRA website, however, with considerable delay.
The research conducted by the teams has provided input on the FRA publications on the topics mentioned above. You can find the FRA publications and other related content through their website: https://fra.europa.eu/en/products/search.
FRANET (October 2014 – October 2018)
FRANET (October 2018 – October 2022 EU and international comparative analysis)
FRANET (July 2022 – October 2026 Romania)
A team of independent experts in law and social sciences in Romania
KU Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM)
Migration Policy Group (MPG)
Tilburg University – International Victimology Institute Tilburg (Intervict)
The European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research
Romania and the European Union