The peoples of Europe,in creating an evercloser union among them,are resolved to share apeaceful future based oncommon values.
In 2004, the 25 states of the EU and other 3 states signed the treatise of Rome to define UE’s structure and organization.The principles of the EuropeanConstitution are: •life’s right •Freedom •Equality •Security •Education right •Free circulation and free stay in the Schengen space
The EU constitution is the end-result of aspecial procedure: •3-4 June 1999: the Cologne European Council (3-4 June 1999) entrusted the task of drafting the document to a Convention which held its first meeting in December 1999 and adopted the draft on 2 October 2000, •13-14 October 2000: the Biarritz European Council unanimously approved the draft and forwarded it to the European Parliament and the Commission. •14 November-6 December 2000 :the European Parliament gave its agreement and the Commission. •7 December 2000 in Nice: the Presidents of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission signed and proclaimed the Constitution on behalf of their institutions.
The European Union Constitution ofFundamental Rights sets out in a singletext all the civil, political, economic andsocial rights of European citizens and allpeople living in the EU.These rights are divided into sixsections: •Dignity •Freedom •Equality •Solidarity •Citizens rights •Justice
The rights are fundamentalrights and freedomsrecognised by•the European Convention onHuman Rights,•The constitutional traditionsof the EU Member States•the Council of Europe SocialCharter,•the Community Charter ofFundamental Social Rights ofWorkers•other internationalconventions.
•Everyone has the right to life.•No one shall be condemned to the death penalty, or executed.
•Equality between women and men.•Everyone is equal before the law.
•Everyone has the right to liberty and security of person.
•Everyone has the right to education and to have access to vocational and continuing training.•This right includes the possibility to receive freecompulsory education.
•Human dignity is inviolable. It must be respected and protected.
•Freedom of movement andresidence may be granted, inaccordance with the Constitution, tonationals of third countries legallyresident in the territory of aMember State.