Fundamental Rights Forum 2018
Austria Vienna, Austria
Number of people taking this action: 250 or more
Global threats are eroding human rights progress and commitments. This is happening even though the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has existed for 70 years, and the EU has its very own Charter of Fundamental Rights.
The EU and its Member States are struggling to find effective answers to the problems people face. These include:
changing global migratory patterns
lack of public debate
alienation or 'othering'
Populist movements are exploiting all of this for their own gain. As a result, society is being fragmented. Some groups increasingly feel separated, excluded and marginalised.
People in the EU risk losing their sense of belonging - both to the societies they live in and the values which underpin the EU. That said, the 2017 EU Citizenship report shows that Europeans expect more to be done to promote common values.
The Forum will be a catalyst to reignite a passion for fairness, justice and equality.
The Forum is a unique space for dialogue on the pressing human rights challenges in the EU. It is an opportunity to engage in new conversations and shape critical human rights agendas.
Among those meeting in Vienna will be leading global and European voices from:
international and regional intergovernmental organisations
and many others
The Fundamental Rights Forum 2018 has reaches its full capacity and hence, registrations are closed. The live streaming will be available on our website.