Edited by Prof.s A. M. Salinas de Frías & E. Martínez Pérez, this book  gathers the papers submitted to the Symposium "The European Union and the protection of the fundamental rights", held in Malaga 20 and 21 april 2017, as part of the Jean Monnet Project “EU Law between Universalism and Fragmentation: Exploring the Challenge of Promoting EU Values Beyond its Borders”, granted to the AEPDIRI.