On 7 May 2015, FRA participated in an informal meeting of the Council of the EU’s Standing Committee on operational cooperation on internal security (COSI), which was chaired by the Latvian Presidency.
On 4-5 May 2015, FRA participated in the Salzburg Forum Ministerial Conference, a security partnership composed of Central and South-Eastern EU Member states, which met to discuss issues including extremism, radicalisation and the European Commission’s proposed Agenda on Security.
Each year hundreds of thousands of children across the EU are involved in legal proceedings. Justice systems need to do more to cater to the needs of these children, finds the latest report from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). Making justice more child-friendly is in the best interests of the child, improves child protection and their meaningful participation in judicial proceedings.
On 21 April, FRA participated in a debate organised by the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) on the promotion of openness and tolerance in Europe’s diverse societies as a means of increasing social cohesion and preventing radicalisation and violent extremism.
As up to 950 people are feared dead in the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea, FRA reiterates its call for a holistic, fundamental rights-oriented EU migration policy in order to save lives and combat the smugglers that seek to make financial gain out of the desperate situation of people in need of protection.