During the fifth meeting of the European Social Network (ESN)’s Working Group on Disability in Brighton, UK from 11 to 12 October, the Agency presented its work on indicators on the right to independent living of people with disabilities.
On 6 September, the Agency took part in discussions during a seminar organised by the Commissioner for Human Rights in Poland on the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
On 9 June in Brussels, FRA took part in the meeting of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions’ (ENNHRI) working group on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
The Fundamental Rights Forum 2016 is fast approaching with only 10 days left until the event begins on 20 June in Vienna. Over the course of four days, participants will look from different perspectives at three burning issues: refugee protection, inclusion and the digital age.
On 25 May in Brussels, the European Commission and FRA presented their reports on the implementation of the Charter and the fundamental rights situation in the EU to the EU Council’s Working Party on Fundamental Rights, Citizens Rights and Free Movement of Persons (FREMP).
Over one million people sought refuge in the EU in 2015, a fivefold increase from the year before. In its Fundamental Rights Report 2016, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) examines the scale and nature of the challenge and proposes measures to ensure fundamental rights are respected across the EU.
A clear legal basis outlining roles and responsibilities would help guide the EU’s framework to promote, protect and monitor the implementation of the UN’s Disability Convention, according to FRA’s latest Opinion.