The Charter of Fundamental Rights as a Living Instrument

The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights is an Austrian indepen- dent scientific research institute. In addition to fundamental research, its focus especially lies on multidimensional and interdisciplinary applied research, based on the core principles of empowerment, equality of all human beings and the par- ticipation of all parties concerned. This includes the dissemination of knowledge as reflected in core research projects and training exercises. More: http://bim.lbg.ac.at/en.

INPRIS (the Institute for Law and Society) is a Polish legal think tank founded in 2009. Our mission is to improve the quality of the law and standards of governance in Poland. INPRIS is an independent institution that is open to cooperation with various groups and experts both in Poland and abroad. Innovativeness in drafting and applying legislation, communicating understanding of the law, legal education and research is a particularly important goal for INPRIS. More: http://www.inpris.pl/en/home/.

The Institute for International Legal Studies (ISGI) is a scientific organ of the National Research Council of Italy (www.isgi.cnr.it). ISGl’s research activities co- ver the most relevant sectors of public International law and European Union law. In the field of human rights, ISGI has consolidated experience in research and ac- tivities concerning the protection of fundamental rights in Europe.

The University of Milan is a public teaching and research university, a leading institute in Italy and Europe for scientific productivity; the Department of Italian and Supranational Public Law, one of the 31 Departments of the University, promotes and coordinates the scientific research and contributes to the organization of teaching activities in the areas which fall in its competence (Administrative, Constitutional, International, European Union and Procedural Civil law). More: http://www.dirittopubblico.unimi.it/

The Office for Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities of the Government of the Republic of Croatia is established as a professional service of the Government for performing expert and administrative tasks connected with the protection and promotion of human rights. Main focus of the Office work are fundamental rights, rights of national minorities, hate crime, suppression of trafficking in human beings and integration of foreigners.