Children from nine EU Member States expressed concern about the challenge of protecting human rights across the EU today. They joined experts in making practical suggestions on how to tackle this issue, particularly when it comes to migration and poverty, during a high-level symposium in Brussels on 28 June that questioned whether Europe is doing enough to protect fundamental rights.
Challenges to human rights are multiplying in the European Union, despite the strength of the legal framework we have built since the Second World War. To discuss the magnitude and nature of the challenges and develop solutions, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is hosting a high-level symposium in cooperation with the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU.
With deep regret, the Fundamental Rights Agency has learned of the passing of Stefano Rodotà. Former President of the Italian Data Protection Commission and of the European Group on Data Protection, Professor Rodotà was a passionate defender of privacy rights.
The Agency spoke about the challenges of guardianships systems for unaccompanied children in EU Member States and the added value of establishing a European guardianship network during a preparatory meeting on 16 June.