The Agency gave a presentation to six OSCE missions in the South East Europe region as well as OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) on 11 May on measuring and improving the collection of hate crime data.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people suffer persecution in many places around the world. On this year’s International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) calls for greater efforts to provide sanctuary to LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees.
On 11-12 May, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty participated in a conference organised by the Croatian Ombuds Office entitled ‘Reclaiming human rights in Europe: how to enhance democratic space?’ The conference focused on three topics: counter-terrorism, freedom of expression, and living together.
The Agency took part in the regional experts’ consultation on the Joint General Comment on the Human Rights of children in the context of international migration, developed by the Children Rights Committee and the Committee on Migrant Workers.
On 4 May, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty spoke at the European University Institute’s State of the Union conference in San Domenico di Fiesole, Italy, an annual event that reflects on the EU and its future and whose theme this year was ‘Building a People’s Europe’.
The Agency presented findings from its research into child-friendly justice to the EU Council’s Working Party on Fundamental Rights, Citizens' Rights and Free Movement of Persons (FREMP) on 3 May in Brussels.