On 15 March, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty visited the Centre for Victims of Torture in Berlin, where he met staff who are actively working with refugees in especial need of protection and those suffering from trauma.
On 4 March, the Directors of FRA and the EU’s Border Agency, Frontex, met in Warsaw to discuss how the two agencies could further collaborate on strengthening fundamental rights, considering the unprecedented migratory pressures on the EU’s external borders.
FRA has been supporting the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) to develop a practical tool to support authorities responsible for conducting best interests assessments of children in the context of the relocation as required under the EU’s asylum acquis.
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.