Romanian State Secretary and Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, George Ciamba, visited the FRA director on 13 October to talk about possible cooperation during its upcoming EU Council Presidency in the first half of 2019.
On 11 October, the Agency presented the main findings of its report on immigration detention of children during a meeting of the Council of Europe’s Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons of the Parliamentary Assembly.
Many people with disabilities in the EU still live in institutions. They risk being isolated, marginalised and prevented from living a full, independent life, and face worse conditions than people without disabilities. This calls for systematic changes in the way support for people with disabilities is organised and funded, new reports from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) reveal. They suggest what people with disabilities need from the EU and its Member States to enjoy living independently with community-based support, simply taking public transport or shopping.
FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty engaged in lively debate with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on how to strengthen fundamental rights when presenting the Agency’s Fundamental Rights Report 2017 to the European Parliament on 11 October in Brussels. He underlined how despite a stronger rights protection framework in the EU, the reality on the ground is often different and warrants particular attention.
The Agency is publishing a meeting report capturing the essence of the conversations, views, ideas and proposals from artists, human rights and fine arts academics, museum staff, curators and civil society organisations working on artistic freedom. This report is a comprehensive reflection of the many discussions held during the meeting at FRA from 29 to 30 May in Vienna. It also contains a series of recommendations to participants, institutions and beyond.