The Agency co-hosted an event on the role of disabled persons organisations and national human rights institutions in implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and its Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
On 26 July the Agency presented its paper on the interoperability of the EU’s borders and security information systems during the DAPIX Working Party on Interoperability of EU information systems, following an invitation from the Estonian Presidency. Delegations received copies of the report as well as a summary of FRA’s main points.
The Agency was an observer in the third meeting of the second phase of the European Coast Guard Functions Academy Network project and the 2nd Sectorial qualification Framework Working Group Meeting in Rome from 11 to 13 July.
The migrant situation continues to challenge a number of EU Member States, according to the latest issue of FRA’s monthly report on migration-related issues. Some reception facilities are in a poor state, and the lack of resources is testing Member States responses, putting migrant children particularly at risk.
Across many parts of Europe the face of democracy as we have known it is changing. We need to ensure today’s youth engage and are heard in political processes, says the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights ahead of International Youth Day on 12 August. This is especially vital at a time when the fundamental rights that affect us all are under threat.
In 2016, around one in three asylum seekers in the EU was a child. Many go missing and risk falling into the hands of human traffickers. Ahead of UN World Day against Trafficking in Persons on 30 July, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) calls for stronger child protection safeguards to help end the exploitation of children.