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.
On 10 November, FRA presented the preliminary results of its project on severe forms of labour exploitation (SELEX) to the Council Standing Committee on operational cooperation on internal security (COSI), following an invitation from the Italian Presidency.
Two new reports by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) present the human rights situation at the EU’s air and land borders where asylum seekers as well as victims of trafficking for labour and sexual exploitation and for organ extraction may also first enter the EU.