Fundamental Rights Dialogue

Have your say about human rights in Europe

What would you do to make sure that no one is discriminated against when looking for a job or simply going to a doctor? How would you tackle the hate speech that is spreading online? What should be done to have everyone take part in our society, regardless their age, skin colour or sexual orientation?

Join the Fundamental Rights Dialogue and share your views with Michael O’Flaherty, Director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, on how to shape our societies with human rights at centre stage.

We want to hear from you! We want to learn about your fundamental rights concerns and listen to your ideas on how things should change.


If you want to bring a positive change about, you first need to bring the issues that bother you to the discussion table.


Anyone can take part in the Dialogue. We especially encourage young people to take the floor!

This Dialogue will be in English and French.


The second Dialogue will take place on
23 February 2021, from 18:00 to 19:30 CET.



The Fundamental Rights Dialogues give you an opportunity to voice your fundamental rights concerns and look for ways to solve them with Michael O’Flaherty, Director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights.

This second Dialogue is organised with the European Commission Representation in Luxembourg, with the support of the Representations in Belgium and France.

We would like to hear what you have to say on issues such as:

  • How to make sure that everyone can enjoy fair and equal access to education, jobs and healthcare
  • How to tackle hate speech, racism and disinformation, especially online
  • How to reduce divisions and help everyone take part in society

But nothing is off topic! You can bring any fundamental rights concern to the discussion.

Have a look at the first Fundamental Rights Dialogue:


Join the discussion live on this website (you must be 16+). The event will also be livestreamed on Facebook Live and YouTube Live.

Can’t attend? You can also record a short video message and share it with us in advance.

Register here and follow the discussions on our social media using the hashtag #RightsDialogue #AskFRA.


Your contribution and the outcome of the discussions during the Dialogue will take centre stage at the Fundamental Rights Forum on 11 and 12 October 2021.

The Forum brings together people who drive change and work to make sure that everyone can enjoy their fundamental rights in the European Union.

Photo of Michael O'Flaherty
Director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

Michael O’Flaherty

Previously, Michael O’Flaherty was Established Professor of Human Rights Law and Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has served as Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, Member of the UN Human Rights Committee and head of a number of UN Human Rights Field Operations.

Picture © Hans Labler, 2016

Film director and journalist

Anastasia Mikova

Anastasia’s work has always focused on social and humanistic issues. She has made several documentaries on subjects such as illegal immigration, organ trafficking and surrogate mothers. In her more recent productions, she is the editor-in-chief of the documentary series Earth from Above and works with Yann Arthus-Bertrand on the documentary film Human. With him, she has just co-directed their new film Woman, giving voice to women from all over the world and which has been released in more than forty countries’ theatres around the world.