FRA contributes to discussions at the informal Justice and Home Affairs Council

The Italian Presidency has invited the FRA Director to take part in the informal Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial meeting on 8-9 July in Milan.

Some of the topics that will be discussed include: the recently adopted strategic guidelines in the area of Freedom, Security and Justice; the future priorities of the Task Force Mediterranean; and violence against women. FRA will contribute to these discussions drawing on its recent work. These include the results from its EU-wide survey on violence against women which provided strong evidence for further action by the EU and its Member States. FRA also actively fed into discussions leading to the adoption of the strategic guidelines and was part of the Task Force Mediterranean, providing evidence and advice on how to ensure fundamental rights safeguards are in place.