FRA to speak at European External Action Service’s annual conference

The European External Action Service (EEAS) Annual Conference will take place in Brussels from 2 to 6 September 2013. Approximately 160 Heads of Delegation and Chargés d'Affaires from around the world will participate in this high-level event.

The FRA Director will give a speech at the human rights panel discussion on 5 September. The meeting will be an opportunity for an exchange of views and experiences, and for a review of the challenges and perspectives of the EU's role in the world. Other speakers during the event include: the European Commission President, José Manuel Barroso; the European Commission Vice-President and High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Catherine Ashton; the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy; the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz; the President of the European Investment Bank, Werner Hoyer; Commissioners and ministers of Foreign Affairs.