FRA is supporting the European Asylum Support Office in developing a training module on fundamental rights and international protection, alongside EU Member State experts and the EU Border Agency, Frontex.
National training sessions within FRA’s project on biometrics in large-scale border management IT databases are taking place in six EU Member States - Italy, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Germany and Poland.
On 25 February, FRA hosted a Dutch OSCE parliamentary delegation to discuss fundamental rights risks in the light of enhanced security measures in many EU Member States in the context of the European refugee policy crisis.
On 9-12 February the European Police College (CEPOL) organised a training at its offices in Budapest for coast and border guards, smuggling related criminal investigation officers, and asylum services staff.
The FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty engaged in a series of productive high-level meetings in Strasbourg from 2 to 3 February where he reaffirmed FRA’s continued commitment to protecting and promoting human rights: “We must never forget that whatever action we take on migration or any other issue, human rights must be at the forefront. Our commitment to human rights is sacred, and it is non-negotiable.”