Providing technical assistance to national bodies with a human rights remit involved in assessing EU Charter & CRPD compliance of EU funds

EU level research

FRA_EUfunds

PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR

Magdi Birtha

PROJECT TEAM AT THE EUROPEAN CENTRE

Veronica Sandu

EXTERNAL PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR

Jos Kösters, Human European Consultancy

PROJECT PARTNERS

Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights, Austria

BACKGROUND

European Union funds contribute significant resources to issues such as cohesion, social inclusion, and regional development. The Common Provisions Regulation for the EU budget 2021-2027 requires Member States to ensure the EU Charter for Fundamental Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) are respected throughout the programming period. These provisions allow for the opportunity for national bodies with a human rights remit (national human rights institutions, equality bodies, ombuds institutions) to be involved at all stages of the EU funding cycle. The European Centre provides consultancy services to FRA to gather and identify existing approaches, practices and to provide guidance on how these bodies can play a role in the monitoring EU funds. 

AIMS

The outcomes of this project should assist national bodies with a human rights remit in understanding their potential role in the successful implementation of Charter and CRPD conditionality in the 2021-2027 EU funding period.

METHODS

  • Desk research
  • Semi-structured interviews

ACTIVITIES/MILESTONES

Activity 1: Desk research to analyse literature on EU funds human rights conditionality, the role of national bodies with a human rights remit, and identify key interlocutors at EU level.

Activity 2: Semi-structured interviews (20) with interlocutors identified during the desk research from EU institutions, EU-level civil society organisations, EU-level networks, intergovernmental organisations etc.

Deliverables:

  • Desk research report
  • Summary report on interview findings

The European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research supports the Sustainable Development Goals

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FUNDED BY

EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

PROJECT DURATION

02/2022 – 09/2022