The European Observatory for Non-Discrimination and Fundamental Rights (E.O.N.D.F.R.) is an International Non-Governmental Organisation (I.N.G.O.) under French law, set up in France in the form of a non-profit making Association and working primarily in the field of the social exclusion in the European Union.
It was established in 2014 to to federate the experience of small and regional Associations working in the field of homeless persons, persons with disabilities, migrants and in the field of children’s rights and child protection.
Many european Associations carry out a concrete wonderderful job. They have reached a high level of experience in the field, by concrete actions, which could serve to help to elaborate public policies in the European Union. But since their primary objective is to carry out concrete actions in the field, they do not feel involved in political involvement and in european advocacy.
Nonetheless they have all a specific point of view and a specific experience which can contribute to improve the work of other Associations and of the implementation of efficient policies. Small and medium-sized Associations have a flexibility and a margin of discretion to face specific issues.
The European Observatory for non-dicrimination and fundamental rights is commited to :
- engaging a constant dialogue with the European institutions, as well as political national and regional authorities, in order to exchange informations to help the implementation of effective policy measures ;
- attending sessions of the Council of Europe, in Strasbourg (FRANCE) ;
- promoting and facilitating the exchange of information and experiences between its Members, to devise a dynamic and cross-cutting approach of issues.
The specificity of the European Observatory for non-dicrimination and fundamental rights is that it is a non-bureaucratic structure, since our Organisation carries out its own actions on the ground and develop its own approach of issues concerning homeless persons, persons with disabilities, migrants and minors in the context of child protection.