On 23 August, FRA addressed a Ministerial Conference in Bratislava marking European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Totalitarian Regimes. The conference was organised by the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Refugees and migrants arriving in the EU may also have a disability which can pass unnoticed, preventing them from receiving the particular support they need and are entitled to under EU law. As there is little information on migrants with disabilities and victims of torture, the latest FRA summary report on migration-related fundamental rights throws the spotlight on these issues.
Young people are key drivers of social change. They will help to change our world and to create more tolerant, socially-minded and equitable societies. However, they still encounter substantial economic, social, and political barriers to participation and inclusion.
Every minute, 24 people are forced to flee their homes due to war or persecution. Yet instead of finding the refuge that they seek, many fall foul of trafficking. FRA joins others in marking the UN World Day against Trafficking in Persons on 30 July.
On 13 July, FRA presented its report on “Surveillance by intelligence services: fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the EU” at a conference in Brussels organised by the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the EU and the Hanns Seidel Foundation.