EU aims and values

Year of production: 2012

credits: European Parliament, European Youth Event

The European Union is built on a set of aims and values, as mentioned in its founding treaties.
In particular, among the main values on which the EU is built, as defined by the Lisbon Treaty and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, we have:

  • Human dignity
  • Freedom
  • Democracy
  • Equality
  • Rule of law
  • Human rights

Check the resource below to learn more about the functioning of the EU and its core values!


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Branch of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the EU.