The Fundamental Rights Forum 2016 is fast approaching with only 10 days left until the event begins on 20 June in Vienna. Over the course of four days, participants will look from different perspectives at three burning issues: refugee protection, inclusion and the digital age.
Over one million people sought refuge in the EU in 2015, a fivefold increase from the year before. In its Fundamental Rights Report 2016, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) examines the scale and nature of the challenge and proposes measures to ensure fundamental rights are respected across the EU.
On 10 May, FRA presented tentative findings from its project related to detention and alternatives at an event in Brussels hosted by the European Commission in collaboration with EuroPris, the organisation for European prison services.
FRA presented findings from its research on detention and alternatives during the event on ‘Strengthening cooperation in criminal matters between the judiciary and national preventive mechanisms – consultation workshop for judges’ on 21–22 April in Trier.