Project FUTHURE Conference in Bucharest, Romania

Group of people who attended the FUTHURE project conference

The Portuguese network's member organization, Associação Check-In - Cooperação e Desenvolvimento, was present in the Conference of the project FUTHURE which was held in Bucharest, from the 14th to the 16th of December 2022.

The partners of the project reunited to discuss social justice and present the results of the local debates organized by each of the partner associations of the project. The meeting aimed to discuss “Social Justice” in the EU and non-EU Countries and to present the results of the three Local Debates organized by each partner organization. This event featured representatives from Xagħra Local Council (Malta), Fattoria Pugliese Diffusa Associazione Culturale (Italy), Fondazione Parco (Italy), Go Free (Romania), YEU Cyprus (Cyprus) and @SERDA (Bosnia and Herzgovina).

"FUTHURE: Fostering Unity, Tolerance and HUman Rights in Europe" is a 24 months initiative, designed to create a Network for actively involving citizens in raising awareness on common values and in the debating on the future of Europe and its fundamental rights. The celebration of the 20th anniversary of the proclamation of the EU Charter for Fundamental Rights in 2020 represents a great opportunity to analize the state of the art and make proposal for the Future.

Thanks to a complex workplan, the project affects a total of 600 direct and about 35.000 indirect participants in finding answers to many questions, such as:

  • What is the role and potential of the Charter in protecting and promoting democracy?
  • Did, and does, the citizens feel more protected in their EU VALUES, as fundamental rights?
  • What is it there still to do assure protection of fundamental rights?

All the feedback and the ideas collected during the 24 local debates will merge into the “Guidelines for FUTHURE”, detailed recommendations about the Future of Fundamental Rights in Europe, as a result of a long-lasting participatory bottom-up approach. These recommendations will then be addressed to the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, in order to be taken into consideration for the drafting of the next "FRA Programming Document 2022-2024".

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