FRA presented its report “Surveillance by intelligence services: fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the EU” at the symposium Rethinking Data Protection and Privacy in Europe on 6 July in Brussels.
On 6 July, FRA took part in a working group in Paris examining the collection of data for a particular Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator, 16.b.1, an indicator for SDG 16.b - “Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development”.
FRA provided input from its Compendium of good practices for tackling Hate Crime to a roundtable event on 1 July in Budapest on combating LGBTI hate cime. The event was organised by the UNI-FORM project that gathers participants from 10 EU Member States (Portugal, Spain, UK, Ireland, Malta, Belgium, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania).
FRA provided training on how to combat hate crime to 47 law enforcement officers in the framework of a European Police College training course from 4 to 5 July in Zagreb. The overall aim was to provide law enforcement officials with up-to-date information in identifying hate crime, including hate speech, and in taking appropriate actions to investigate these crimes.
At the invitation of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union, FRA’s Director participated in the Informal Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting that took place in Bratislava on 7-8 July.
FRA addressed about 100 representatives of the Romanian police forces from 5 to 6 July during a capacity building workshop for Romanian police officers on how to implement the specific legislation on hate crime, Holocaust denial, antisemitism and other manifestations of xenophobia, discrimination or racism.
FRA took part in Eurochild’s annual conference “Children’s Rights Matter: Why Europe needs to invest in children?”. The event in Brussels on 7 July took stock of developments since the Commission Recommendation on Investing in Children.