“To strengthen a culture of human rights we need to rediscover our shared space between faith and human rights,” said FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty opening the Agency’s expert meeting that sought to identify how people motivated by faith and people motivated by human rights can better come together to help shape fair and just societies.
On 7 September, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty gave a keynote lecture at the annual conference of the European Law Institute. He stressed the good partnership between FRA and the Institute, as well as their shared commitment to human rights and the rule of law.
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.