Joint meeting to discuss rights of migrants and asylum seekers

A first-ever thematic platform meeting between FRA, the Council of Europe, the European Network of Equality Bodies (Equinet) and the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) will discuss asylum and migrant rights at FRA on 24 September.

The general aim of such thematic platform cooperation is to enhance coordination, cooperation and exchange of information between national and European level institutions and structures. Establishing such thematic platforms was one of the agreed follow-up activities during a conference of European and national human rights bodies which took place in October 2013 in Vienna.

The purpose of the September meeting will be to discuss and agree on the working methods of the thematic platform on asylum and migration, and to start a discussion and establish a work plan for selected topics.