The Agency held a fundamental rights workshop for hotspots operators in Taranto on 11 May in cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Interior, the European Commission migrants support team in Italy and in partnership with the UNHCR and International Organization for Migration.
The Agency took part in an expert and multi-stakeholder meeting in Geneva on 11 May organised by the UN Human Rights Office on building partnerships to promote inclusion and counter anti-migrant narratives.
The Agency gave a presentation to six OSCE missions in the South East Europe region as well as OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) on 11 May on measuring and improving the collection of hate crime data.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people suffer persecution in many places around the world. On this year’s International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) calls for greater efforts to provide sanctuary to LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees.
On 11-12 May, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty participated in a conference organised by the Croatian Ombuds Office entitled ‘Reclaiming human rights in Europe: how to enhance democratic space?’ The conference focused on three topics: counter-terrorism, freedom of expression, and living together.
The Agency took part in the regional experts’ consultation on the Joint General Comment on the Human Rights of children in the context of international migration, developed by the Children Rights Committee and the Committee on Migrant Workers.