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6th Fundamental Rights Platform meeting
The Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) meeting is one of the flagship events of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). The meeting brings together participants of the Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) – the agency’s network for cooperation with over 300 civil society organisations working on a variety of fundamental rights issues across the European Union.
The meeting aims to:
- encourage a European debate on fundamental rights among different civil society organisations;
- facilitate knowledge and exchange of good practices among FRP participants;
- inform the work of the FRA about challenges and promising initiatives on the ground;
- create opportunities for networking and further cooperation between civil society, the FRA and other actors.
This year specific focus will be dedicated to two issues - non-discrimination and hate crime. A panel debate on the first day will consider how civil society organisations together with other actors can contribute to further advancing anti-discrimination policies in the EU. On the second day, victim support organisations and other practitioners will share their experiences helping victims of hate crime and together look for promising practices in the field.
As in the past, the meeting will also invite FRP participants to discuss emerging fundamental rights issues, exchange knowledge and good practices at ‘The Floor is yours’, and learn more about the work of the FRA through Thematic workshops.
Open day at the FRA
This year for the first time, the FRA is also hosting a pre-meeting event, offering participants the opportunity to meet its experts face to face. The FRA open day will take place at the FRA premises on Wedneday, 24 April 2013, from 14.30 to 18.00.
Only organisations which are part of the Fundamental Rights Platform may participate at the meeting. Participation by other guests and observers is by invitation only.