On 11-12 June, FRA presented its work on violence against women at a conference organised by the Regional Government of Murcia, Spain, the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, and the EEA Grants.
The number of refugees, asylum seekers and internally-displaced people worldwide has reached its highest peak since World War II. At the same time, record numbers of people are dying in the Mediterranean Sea while making perilous sea crossings. On the eve of World Refugee Day on 20 June, it is time to remind ourselves of the need for comprehensive EU-wide solutions that look into the root causes of migration while safeguarding the rights of refugees trying to enter the EU.
On 1 June, FRA discussed with the European Agency for Large-Scale IT Systems (eu-LISA) in Tallinn the details of a survey FRA intends to carry out from July 2015 onwards at border crossing points on travellers’ attitudes towards giving their biometric data at borders.