The Problem

EuroCOP are increasingly concerned about the social rights of police officers across Europe. Over the last few years, police organisations in Europe have seen the gradual erosion of their rights; rights which are not only guaranteed in international treaties such as the International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions but are also enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (EU) as well as the European Social Charter.

Our Recommendations

In order for police officers to fully enjoy the benefits of their rights, such as just conditions of work and fair remuneration, it is of utmost importance that all obstacles hampering the exercise of police union rights and the right to freedom of expression are removed. These rights are even more important today where, in the context of the financial crisis, police officers are being asked to do more with significantly less resources.

EuroCOP is actively engaging with European policymakers to address these issues and raise awareness about the different national conditions for law enforcement employees and their organisations in EU Member States, which could lead to unequal opportunities for law enforcement employees to exercise their rights. More specifically, EuroCOP believes that:

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