7th Fundamental Rights Platform meeting

Thursday, 10 April 

09.30 -12.00 

OPEN DAY AT THE EU FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AGENCY

(Schwarzenbergplatz 11, 1040 Vienna)
 

Registered FRP participants will have the chance to learn about FRA’s work and to explore possibilities for cooperation with FRA experts and project managers.

PLENARY SESSION I

 

Moderator:
Friso Roscam Abbing, Head of Communication and Outreach Department FRA

12.00 – 13.00  

REGISTRATION and sandwich lunch
 (Wien Messe, Messeplatz 1)

13.00 – 13.15

WELCOME and INTRODUCTION

Maija Sakslin, Chairperson of FRA Management Board [ Read speech ]

13.15 – 13.30
 

ONE EXAMPLE OF MANY

Max Schrems, "Europe vs Facebook" - What can civil society contribute? [ Download presentation ]

13.30 – 14.00
 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Morten Kjaerum, Director, FRA: “Fundamental Rights – the way ahead.” [ Read speech ]

Questions from the floor

14.00 – 15.15

PANEL DEBATE – What’s next for fundamental rights in the EU? Outlook on EU strategic guidelines in the area of freedom, security and justice and the role of civil society 

This panel will outline what the different EU institutions aim to achieve in the medium- and long-term in the area of freedom, security and justice area in the EU. There will be a specific focus on the role and possible contribution of civil society, focusing on what works well, what are the obstacles to the effective involvement of civil society, and what else does civil society need to be able to contribute (more) successfully?

Kosmas Boskovits, FREMP Chair of the Greek Presidency of the Council of the EU (Working Party on Fundamental Rights, Citizens Rights and Free Movement of Persons)

Salla Saastamoinen, Head of Unit DG Justice Fundamental Rights and Union Citizenship

Natacha Kazatchkine, Senior Executive Officer, European Institutions Office, Amnesty International

Rosemary Byrne, Associate Professor of International and Human Rights Law, Trinity College Dublin and Chairperson of the FRA Scientific Committee

15.15 – 15.45

COFFEE BREAK

WORKSHOPS

15.45 – 18.15

WORKING GROUPS:
What are civil society concerns and contributions for making fundamental rights a reality in the area of freedom, security and justice?

Two rounds of six working groups each. The topics will be based on what meeting participants see as key challenges, as collected ahead of the meeting via an online survey.

Key questions:
- In this area, what gaps remain? What works well already?
- What priority actions/initiatives should be considered?
- What contributions could civil society offer in this area? 

15.45 – 17.00

Round 1

17.00 – 18.15

Round 2

18.15 – 19.00

Presentation of candidates standing for the Advisory Panel elections

19.00 

EVENING RECEPTION

(Wien Messe)

Friday, 11 April

PLENARY SESSION II

08.45 – 09.45

Voting for the Advisory Panel elections and welcome coffee

In parallel: “Exhbition” on working group outcomes from Day 1

09.45 – 10.00

Recap of Day 1

THE FLOOR IS YOURS

10.00 – 13.30

THE FLOOR IS YOURS: What ideas and promising practices can you share from civil society involvement in making fundamental rights a reality? 

The ‘Floor is yours’ invites participants to bring together and share their practices of making fundamental rights a reality. This should result in a ‘catalogue of practices’, to be provided to EU institutions and Member States.

10.00 – 11.00

Round 1

11.00 – 11.25

COFFEE BREAK

11.25 – 12.25

Round 2

12.30 – 13.30

Round 3

13.30 – 14.30

LUNCH

14.30 – 15.00

FRP ADVISORY PANEL – Handover

  Member(s) of outgoing FRP Advisory Panel

Announcement of the six newly-elected Members of the Advisory Panel 

15.00 – 15.30

CLOSING REMARKS and next steps

Morten Kjaerum, Director, FRA [ Read speech ]

15.45 – 17.00

Meeting of the new Advisory Panel

There will be interpretation from and into English/French during the plenary sessions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downloads: 

FRP 2014 - Programme

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