EU rights, equality and citizenship programme 2014-2020
Over the last 50 years, the European Union has established many rights in areas such as equality, fundamental rights and European citizenship for people living in Europe. These rights now have to be protected and promoted. The EU’s rights, equality and citizenship programme does exactly that. It is acting to strengthen gender equality, combat all forms of discrimination, and fight racism. The programme tackles the pressing issue of violence against women, young people and children. Additional priority areas include the rights of the child, the full inclusion of Roma in European society,... consumer rights, and the protection of personal data. The programme is managed by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Justice.