Stakeholder consultation by the Rapporteur Ms Lotta HÅKANSSON HARJU (PES/SE - CIVEX)

08/03/2011   Committee of the Regions, rue Belliard 99-101, B-1040 Brussels, Room JDE70

The Committee of the Regions is drafting an opinion on the attached Communication from the Commission "Strategy for the effective implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights by the European Union " COM (2010) 573  final.

Under the Lisbon Treaty, the Charter of Fundamental Rights has become legally binding, creating a new legal environment in the EU. This is an important contribution to the EU's development and benefits EU citizens within the Member States that are responsible for the respect of these fundamental rights when implementing EU law. However, to a large extent, the fundamental rights of each citizen are in practice implemented at local and regional level which obliges these authorities to engage in a dialogue with other levels of government to ensure the best outcome for all citizens.

The Rapporteur on the opinion, Ms Lotta HÅKANSSON HARJU (PES/SE), Member of the CIVEX Commission of the CoR and Member of Järfälla Municipal Council, together with her expert, Mr Bjorn Kullander are coming to Brussels and would be happy to meet with representatives of the associations of local and regional authorities and other stakeholders for a consultation and exchange of views on her opinion.

The consultation will focus on the issues raised by the Rapporteur in the attached working document. The Rapporteur would be very glad to receive your input – and in particular if you would have any position papers touching upon the subject, you are welcome to send them in by email to the following adresses.

With simultaneous interpretation being provided, you will be able to speak in French, Swedish, English while listening into English and Swedish.

The consultation will take place at the premises of the Committee of the Regions, rue Belliard 99-101, 1040 Brussels, room JDE70 at 14:30 – 16:30. 

For more information, please contact our team:


Contact Person: Mr Klaus Boele
Organizer: CIVEX Commission
Phone - Mobile: +32 2 282 2594 -