FRA took part in the first ever European Migration Forum (EMF) on 26-27 January in Brussels. The main theme of the meeting was: 'Safe routes, safe futures. How to manage the mixed flows of migrants across the Mediterranean?'
In December, FRA contracted its research network, FRANET, to carry out extensive mapping of relevant administrative practices and procedures as well as the fundamental rights implications of using biometric data in large EU IT-systems in the areas of borders, visa and asylum.
On 18 December in Warsaw, the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior hosted a launch event for the Polish version of FRA’s handbook on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration.
On 3 December, FRA presented its two new reports on the fundamental rights situation at the EU’s airport and land borders to a session of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE).
With more than 300 high-level participants, this year’s Fundamental Rights Conference was a timely occasion to discuss fundamental rights challenges in the area of asylum, border and migrant integration.
Members of the German Parliament's (Bundestag) Committee for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth visited FRA on 19 November to hear about the Agency’s work related to the fundamental rights challenges affecting women.
Throughout the EU, the rights of children are still not fully respected, even after 25 years of the UN’s landmark child rights convention, despite on-going efforts by EU institutions and Member States.