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Council Decision of 28 February 2008 implementing Regulation (EC) No 168/2007 as regards the adoption of a Multi-annual Framework for the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights for 2007-2012 (2008/203/EC)

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Article 1U.K.Multi-annual Framework

1.A Multi-annual Framework for the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (hereinafter ‘the Agency’) for the period 2007-2012 is hereby established.

2.The Agency shall in accordance with Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 168/2007 carry out the tasks defined in Article 4(1) of Regulation (EC) No 168/2007 within the thematic areas laid down in Article 2 of this Decision.

Article 2U.K.Thematic areas

The thematic areas shall be the following:

(a)

racism, xenophobia and related intolerance;

(b)

discrimination based on sex, race or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation and against persons belonging to minorities and any combination of these grounds (multiple discrimination);

(c)

compensation of victims;

(d)

the rights of the child, including the protection of children;

(e)

asylum, immigration and integration of migrants;

(f)

visa and border control;

(g)

participation of the citizens of the Union in the Union’s democratic functioning;

(h)

information society and, in particular, respect for private life and protection of personal data;

(i)

access to efficient and independent justice.

Article 3U.K.Complementarity and cooperation with other bodies

1.The Agency shall ensure appropriate cooperation and coordination with relevant Community bodies, offices and agencies, Member States, international organisations and civil society, under the terms of Articles 7, 8 and 10 of Regulation (EC) No 168/2007, for the implementation of this Framework.

2.In particular, the Agency shall coordinate its activities with those of the Council of Europe under the terms of Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No 168/2007 and in the agreement referred to in that Article.

3.The Agency shall deal with issues relating to discrimination based on sex only as part of, and to the extent relevant to, its work to be undertaken on general issues on discrimination referred to in Article 2 point (b); it shall take into account that the overall objectives of the European Institute for Gender Equality established by Regulation (EC) No 1922/2006 shall be to contribute to and strengthen the promotion of gender equality, including gender mainstreaming in all Community policies and the resulting national policies, and the fight against discrimination based on sex and to raise EU citizens' awareness of gender equality by providing technical assistance to Community institutions, in particular to the Commission and the authorities of the Member States.

4.The Agency shall carry out its tasks in the area of human rights issues relating to the information society without prejudice to the responsibilities of the European Data Protection Supervisor for ensuring that the fundamental rights and freedoms of natural persons, and in particular their right to privacy, are respected by Community institutions and bodies in accordance with his or her duties and powers stipulated in Articles 46 and 47 of Regulation (EC) No 45/2001.

Done at Brussels, 28 February 2008.

For the Council

The President

D. Mate

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