Charter of Values


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Universal Declaration of the Human Rights (UDHR)

Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (CFREU)

Constition of the Portuguese Republic  (CPR)

To the Citizenship Academy:

1 – Everyone has the same social dignity and are equal under the law (from art. 13 CPR).

2 – No person shall be discriminated according to their background, gender, race, language, territory of origin, religion, political or ideological beliefs, education, economic situation, social condition or sexual orientation (from art. 21 CFREU).

3 – Equality between men and women shall be guaranteed (from art. 23 CFREU).

4 – Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, consciousness and religion, in public as much as in private (from art 18. UDHR; art. 10 CFREU).

5 – Everyone has the right to be informed (including social media, quality and information independence, public services) and freedom of speech, opinion and information (from art. 19 UDHR; art. 11 CFREU).

6 – Everyone shall have the right to education, as well as access to professional and contínuous training and culture. These must maintain the main goal as not only professional and educational capacitation but also the full expansion of human personality, the reinforcement of human rights and fundamental liberties and also the promotion of the comprehension, tolerance and friendship among all the peoples and all the groups, whether these are social, economic, political, gender oriented, racial, age, ethnical and/or religious (from art. 16, 14 UDHR; art. 14 CFREU; art. 27, 42, 43, 73, 78 CPR).

7 – Everyone shall have the right to freedom of learning and teaching (from art. 43 CPR).

8 – Everyone shall be free to explore their intelectual, artistic or scientific creation and have the right to take part, freely, in their community’s cultural life, to enjoy the arts, to participate in scientifical progress and in the resulting benefits of this process as well as the duty to preserve, defend and value the community’s cultural heritage (from art. 27 UDHR; art. 11, 13 CFREU; art. 42 CPR).

9 – Every child shall have the right to protection and necessary care to their well-being (from art. 24 CFREU).

10 –Every child shall be allowed to freely express their opinion facing all the issues that concern them (from art. 24 CFREU).

11 – All elderly people have the right to a decent and independent existence and to participate in their social and cultural life (from art. 25 CFREU).

12 –Everyone with some kind of disability shall benefit from measures that guarantee their autonomy, their social and professional integration and their participation in their community’s life (from art. 26 CFREU).

13 – Everyone shall have the right to be clarified objectively about State actions and other public instances and to be informed by the Government and other instances regarding the management of public affairs (from art. 41 CFREU).

14 – Everyone shall have the right to gather freely, pacifically and unarmed, even in open spaces open to the general public, without the need of any authorization (from art. 45 CPR).

15 – Everyone shall have the right to demonstrate (from art. 45 CPR).

16 –  Everyone shall have the right to take part in their own country’s political life and respective management of publc affairs, directly or through representatives freely elected (from art. 48 CPR).

17 – Everyone shall have the right to direct and participate in the political sphere, regardless of background, gender, race, language, territory of origin, religion, political or ideological convictions, education, economic situation, social condition or sexual orientation. (from art. 48 CPR)

16 – Everyone shall have the right to political participation (from art. 109 CPR).

17 – Political power belongs to the people and it shall be prosecuted in the terms of the Constitution (from art. 108 CPR).
18 – The direct and active participation of everyone in the political life constitutes the condition and fundamental tool for the strenghtening and deepening of democracy (from art. 109 CPR).

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