The European Agency for Fundamental Rights is seeking "to contract a poet or other experienced individual to devise a poetic composition based on the articles of the EU charter".
Friso Roscam-Abbing, the rights agency's spokesman, explained that poetry could turn the dry, legal language of the charter, into something "more relevant to European citizens".
According to the EU Agency,
This "Charter in Poems" (working title) should be composed in English (literary language). The piece will then be performed at the Fundamental Rights Conference 2010, to take place in Brussels on 7 December. This performance should be approximately 80 minutes in length, and should be supported by multimedia elements and/or other artistic performances (dance, music, etc.). It should be a group performance that reflects the diversity of the EU. The performance itself need not be limited to just English, and indeed is encouraged to include other official languages of the EU.