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The Austrian Ombud for Equal Treatment is hosting a workshop for the national roll out of the Agency’s second minorities and discrimination survey (EU-MIDIS II) on 18 April in Vienna
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During an EU Roma Week event in the European Parliament in Brussels on 10 April, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty highlighted the limited progress in tackling the persistent concerns that Roma in Europe continue to face.
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“It is unconceivable to imagine any effective promotion and protection of human and fundamental rights in any society without a strong civil society,” said FRA Director to the European Parliament’s Committee of Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on 9 April.
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The Agency took part in European Regional Task Force meetings in Catania from 9 to 10 April which were fully dedicated to discussing protecting fundamental rights as part of the work of those involved in managing migratory flows.
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The European Commission’s coordinator on combating antisemitism hosted a workshop for representatives of youth or student organisations in cooperation with the European Union of Jewish Students and the Institute for Jewish Policy Research from 8 to 10 April in Brussels.
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The Agency took part in the 7th meeting of the UN Inter-Agency and Expert Group on the Sustainable Development Goal Indicators.
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The Agency joined the 4th Session of the UN Open-ended intergovernmental expert group as an observer.
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On 16 and 17 April, the FRA Director will visit Bucharest to explore with Romanian government representatives how FRA can best support Romania with fundamental rights advice and expertise during the country’s first Presidency of the EU Council.
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On 16 April, the Agency will speaks about its Roma work at a seminar in Dublin on bringing human rights home: Traveller and Roma human rights in Ireland
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The Agency highlighted its work with municipalities and human rights cities, as well as findings from research on deinstitutionalisation and Roma inclusion during a workshop on ‘Building up quality of life in the local area’.
The Agency discussed its work on communicating human rights with students of the Comenius University in Bratislava on 9 April.
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This video blog by FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty is released periodically and addresses burning fundamental rights themes.
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From 10 to 11 April, the Agency will take part in the second expert meeting on the UN Global Study on children deprived of liberty.
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During EU Roma week, the FRA Director will address the European Parliament’s anti-Gypsyism event in Brussels on 10 April.
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The FRA Director will outline the challenges facing civil society organisations working on human rights in the EU to European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) in Brussels on 9 April.
The French intelligence oversight body (CNCTR) and the Conseil d’État hosted a conference in Paris on 6 April to explore intelligence and its oversight.
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On 24 March in Paris, the Agency took part in the SensLab 2018 conference focusing on issues affecting young people with sensory disabilities.
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On 22 March, FRA and ODIHR jointly facilitated a diagnostic workshop with law enforcement officers and officials responsible for hate crime registration in Poland.
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Eurostat’s Working Group on Statistics on Crime and Criminal Justice met in Luxembourg from 19 to 20 March to discuss the policy needs for crime statistics and the current state of play of regular data collection.