The European Union’s Judicial Cooperation Unit (Eurojust) and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in Valletta, Malta on 3 November.
Three new reports just published by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights focus on different thematic areas of its Roma survey. Looking specifically at education, poverty and employment, and gender, the findings all point to widespread Roma exclusion, where Roma fare worse than their non-Roma neighbours. All three reports serve to provide the data needed to help make Roma inclusion efforts more targeted and inclusive.
From 23 to 24 October a range of academic experts and practitioners met in Rome to discuss the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights’ impact and relevance especially in the area of social rights at the international conference ‘Making the Charter of Fundamental Rights a living instrument’.
Concerted legal and practical efforts are needed from the EU and its Member States to help combat forced marriage, finds a new paper by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). While it is difficult to calculate how many people are victims, this paper outlines different actions to address this particular form of gender-based violence.
The call for more equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people takes centre stage at a high-level conference at the Council of the EU in Brussels on 28 October 2014. It is the first time a Presidency of the Council of the EU convenes such a meeting, signalling a renewed drive by EU institutions to tackle the discrimination and hostility still faced by LGBTI people across Europe today.
Hundreds of thousands of people are coming to Europe to seek safety from persecution and war, or simply in search of a better life. In order to guarantee respect for the rights of those arriving at the EU’s shores and ensure they can achieve their full potential to the benefit of themselves and EU society, an effective and sustainable migration policy is vital.
Antisemitism remains an issue of serious concern that needs to be tackled. This is shown by the latest report on data collected about antisemitic incidents across the European Union, published by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).