The Maltese President will address the event which will take place on 28 June in Brussels. The Agency’s annual Fundamental Rights Report will form the background for discussions. It will take stock of developments since 2007, the year in which the Agency was created. Discussions will explore how we can improve the protection, respect, and, especially, the promotion of fundamental rights. There will also be a special focus on child rights.
The high-level symposium forms part of the Agency’s 10th anniversary year flagship events.
Opening, Presentation of the Fundamental Rights Report 2017 and Panel debate - Migration and asylum: safeguarding rights while addressing public concerns:
Panel debate - Poverty and social exclusion: how to break the cycle, possibilities under the EU Pillar of Social Rights? and Closing
- Welcome speech - Frauke Lisa Seidensticker, Chairperson of Management Board of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
- Keynote address - Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta
- Opening address - Tiina Astola, Director General of the Directorate General for Justice and Consumers of the European Commission
- Presentation of the Fundamental Rights Report 2017 - Michael O’Flaherty, Director, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
Due to space limitations participation in the event is by invitation only. However, the full event will be live-streamed on this page or use the twitter hashtag #rightsreport17 to keep in touch.