This year, the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, which brings together personal, civic, political, economic and social rights, turns 20 years old. In a single text, these rights are enjoyed by every citizen in the EU. Citizens’ rights receives its own chapter as the fifth in a set of seven chapters.
As part of the Connect Europe project, we aim to connect citizens and civil society representatives with the EU Charter and celebrate its accomplishments across 20 years. We aim to educate and raise awareness about its successes, as well as practically examine where the Charter could be modernised to fit a 21st century Europe that is battling populism and anti-EU rhetoric.