Human rights and democracy

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The European Union is committed to supporting democracy and human rights worldwide, in accordance with its founding principles of liberty, democracy and respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law. As the only directly elected EU institution, the European Parliament is particularly committed to promoting democracy. The two Fact Sheets in this booklet present the EU’s role and engagement in promoting democracy.

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Workshops enable Members to put questions to and exchange views with experts on subjects associated with parliamentary business or subjects of current interest.

Fact Sheets on the EU

The Fact Sheets provide an overview of European integration and of the European Parliament’s contribution to that process.


The Assessment of Scientific and Technological Policy Options for the European Parliament.

Think Tank

The Think Tank page provides access to all the expertise sources available in the Parliament.