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FRA exchanges views with the Council of Europe

On 17 October, the FRA Director gave a speech at the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to mark the 10th anniversary of the agreement on cooperation between the Council of Europe and the Agency.

The exchange of views with representatives of Council of Europe Member States highlighted aspects of particular interest in that cooperation. The Director also met with the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe for the first time. In addition, he exchanged views with the European Committee of Social Rights on 18 October, exploring possibilities for further FRA support for the Committee’s work.

It was also an opportunity to meet with high-level Council of Europe officials dealing with Human Rights and the Rule of Law, Human Dignity, Equality and Governance, Democratic Participation, Information Society and Action against Crime.