Providing adequate control over the standards in reception centres adds to EU Member States’ challenges in ensuring appropriate living conditions for asylum seekers. This was one of the findings from the latest summary from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) on migration-related fundamental rights concerns in some Member States. It assesses how Member States are ensuring that appropriate oversight and standards are maintained in migrant reception centres.
The Agency took part in the Council of Europe’s drafting group responsible for developing standards on guardianship for children in the context of migration. The meeting, held in Strasbourg on 19 and 20 September, discussed issues related to the organisation of guardianship systems.
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.
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.