On 4 May, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty spoke at the European University Institute’s State of the Union conference in San Domenico di Fiesole, Italy, an annual event that reflects on the EU and its future and whose theme this year was ‘Building a People’s Europe’.
The Agency presented findings from its research into child-friendly justice to the EU Council’s Working Party on Fundamental Rights, Citizens' Rights and Free Movement of Persons (FREMP) on 3 May in Brussels.
The Agency joined data protection authorities from across the EU in Limassol from 27 to 28 April for their annual Spring Conference as they prepare for the application of the EU’s revised data protection rules.
The Agency shared its experiences of working with Roma communities during the closing workshop of the ROMED2 programme in Germany, a joint programme implemented by the Council of Europe and the European Commission.
Children and experts underlined the need to give children the chance of being agents of change during an event at the Agency on 28 April on improving child participation. They spoke of the importance of mainstreaming child participation across policies to ensure the views of children are captured in all matters that affect them. The children underlined why change is needed when they recounted their experiences of being scared, frustrated, ignored or belittled in judicial proceedings.