EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

Council Regulation (EC) No 168/2007 establishing a European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

ACT

Council Regulation (EC) No 168/2007 of 15 February 2007 establishing a European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

SUMMARY

The Agency for Fundamental Rights provides EU institutions and governments with assistance on fundamental rights when implementing EU law.

WHAT DOES THIS REGULATION DO?

It creates a dedicated, EU-level body for fundamental rights - the Agency - and lays down its main tasks and objectives, functioning and internal governance.

KEY POINTS

The regulation defines the Agency’s activities as the following:

The Agency does not, however, deal with individual complaints.

5-yearly activity plans

The Agency’s activities are based on a Multiannual Framework adopted by the EU Council which identifies the specific issues it will work on over a 5-year period, in line with the EU’s overall priorities.

These must include ‘ racism, xenophobia and related intolerance’.

Cooperation with other bodies

The Agency must maintain close links with:

WHEN DOES THIS REGULATION APPLY?

From 23 February 2007.

BACKGROUND

The Agency replaced its predecessor body - the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia - in Vienna, taking over its work.

For more information see:

REFERENCES

Act

Entry into force

Deadline for transposition in the Member States

Official Journal

Regulation (EC) No 168/2007

23.2.2007

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OJ L 53, 22.2.2007, pp. 1-14

RELATED ACTS

Council Decision No 252/2013/EU of 11 March 2013 establishing a Multiannual Framework for 2013-2017 for the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (OJ L 79, 21.3.2013, pp. 1-3)

last update 30.07.2015