Over the last decade, new fundamental rights laws and policies have been adopted and specialist institutions created. But fundamental rights challenges still remain and rights are under attack, underlining the lack of a fundamental rights culture across institutions and societies, as the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) reveals in its 2017 Fundamental Rights Report.
The FRA Director visited Finland from 22 to 23 May as the Agency continues to strengthen its ties with Member States. While there it was an opportunity to support the launch of Finland’s National Action Plan on Human Rights and meet with government ministers and the human rights community. It was also a chance to see at first hand the results of the Agency’s project on local engagement with Roma.
During the Agency's latest Management Board meeting, the need to strengthen cooperation between the Agency, the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions, the European Network of Equality Bodies, as well as their individual members was underlined.
The Agency presented some of the fundamental rights implications related to the European Travel Information and Authorisation System at a meeting of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs on 16 May in Brussels.