Despite efforts at the national, European and international level to improve the social and economic integration of Roma in the European Union, many still face deep poverty, profound social exclusion, and discrimination, which often means limited access to quality education, jobs and services, low income levels, sub-standard housing conditions, poor health and lower life expectancy. These problems also present often insurmountable barriers to exercising their fundamental rights.
The project maps, defines and analyses what limitations people or legal entities in Europe face when conducting a business. It aims to highlight existing legislation and procedures in Member States, identify promising practices, as well as constraints in conducting business (including ‘cross-cutting’ issues such as non-discrimination and cross-border elements).
FRA has produced a handbook, in partnership with the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), which presents and explains European data protection law in a straightforward way for those working in this area.
The project involved the development of a handbook legal professionals on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration.
This project encompasses two related surveys: A survey on discrimination against and victimisation of LGBT people. This survey aims to generate comparable data about the actual experiences of LGBT people living in the EU today This will be complemented by the views of public official and professionals in 19 Member States.
The project looks at existing procedures and the legal consequences concerning data protection violations in all EU Member States.
FRA is developing indicators on fundamental rights in the EU to improve comparability of research findings, and to highlight gaps in current provision and availability of data.
The project provides Member States with concrete examples of different practices in the area of support to victims of crime. It is the first independent overview of victim support services in the EU and involves the revision of current practices and gaps at the national and regional level leading to an overview of different models of victim support from which ‘promising practices’ can be highlighted as a basis for further development and enhancement of victim support.
The purpose of the project is to examine how border guard officers deal with the challenge of ensuring that border checks are undertaken with the necessary degree of scrutiny without causing undue delays or resorting to inappropriate treatment..
The survey provides EU institutions and Member States for the first time with comparable data on Jewish people’s experiences and perceptions of discrimination, hate-motivated crime and antisemitism.