Proposal for a Regulation establishing the Rights and Values programme

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Series Details COM (2018) 383
Publication Date 30/05/2018
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Legislative proposal published by the European Commission on 30 May 2018 setting up the Rights and Values programme, one of the branches of a Justice, Rights and Values Fund.

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This new 'Rights and Values' funding programme aims to provide support to open, democratic, pluralist and inclusive societies. It also intends to empower people by protecting and promoting rights and values and by further developing an EU area of justice. The proposed allocated budged for this specific programme is €642 million.

The Rights and Values programme aims to provide support in the area of citizenship, which is covered thus far by two different programmes. The proposed one has three specific objectives:

  • to promote equality and rights (Equality and rights strand)
  • to promote citizens engagement and participation in the democratic life of the Union (Citizens' engagement and participation strand)
  • to fight violence (Daphne strand)

This proposal was put forward in the framework of the discussions regarding the Multiannual Financial Framework for the period 2021-2027. The European Commission adopted the proposal on 30 May 2018 and the European Parliament's plenary session adopted its negotiating position on 17 January 2019.

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Commentary and Analysis
EPRS: Briefing, November 2018: Initial Appraisal of a European Commission Impact Assessment
AGE Platform Europe: News, 20.06.18: NGOs calls for an ambitious Rights & Values Programme 2021-2027 to support human rights and democracy

European Commission: Vice-President Dombrovskis' remarks at the press conference on Investing in People, Social Cohesion & Values
European Commission: Press Release, 30.05.18: A new Social Fund, Globalisation Adjustment Fund and Justice, Rights and Values Fund
European Commission: Fact Sheet: EU Justice, Rights and Values Fund
EUR-Lex: SWD(2018)290: Impact assessment
EUR-Lex: SWD(2018)291: Executive summary of the impact assessment
European Parliament: Legislative Observatory: Procedure File on Rights and values programme 2021–2027
European Parliament: Press Release, 17.01.19: Promoting rule of law and fundamental rights in the EU

ESO Records
Communication on 'A modern budget for a Union that protects, empowers and defends: the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027'

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