Connect Europe

20 years of civil rights in Europe 20 years of civil rights in Europe

The ‘Connect Europe’ project aims to connect citizens and civil society representatives with the EU charter of Fundamental Rights. European values are threatened with increase populism and nationalism around Europe.

We want to raise awareness about the EU charter and discuss our fundamental rights as citizens of
the EU.

Charter of Fundamental Rights

The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union is a legally binding document that contains a list of human rights recognised by the EU. The rights of every individual in the EU were established at different times, in different ways and in different forms. For this reason, the EU decided to include them all in a single document, which has been updated in the light of changes in society, social progress and scientific and technological developments.

The Charter of Fundamental Rights brings together all the personal, civic, political, economic and social rights enjoyed by people within the EU in a single text.

It covers

  • all the rights found in the case law of the Court of Justice of the EU
  • the rights and freedoms enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights
  • other rights and principles resulting from the common constitutional traditions of EU countries and other international instruments.​

The charter has become legally binding on the EU with the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon in December 2009.


Come join us in six different European Cities where we are discussing the six different chapters in the EU charter:

Additionally we are having a final event in Brussels, a year after the European Parliament Election.

Find more information on the project website: