Responding to a request by the European Commission, FRA has collected weekly data on the situation of people in need of international protection arriving in eight Member States along the ‘Balkan route’.
On 23 November, FRA took part in the event ‘Immigration from South-Eastern Europe: Best practice for integration in German cities’ organised by the Berlin Senate Department for Labour, Integration and Women’s Affairs and Minor.
On 23-24 November, FRA held its third meeting of the Working Party on combating hate crime together with the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the EU. The event took place in the shadow of the attacks in Paris earlier this month and their aftermath, making the objectives of the Working Party particularly relevant.
The main phase of FRA’s Local Engagement for Roma Inclusion (LERI) project is now taking shape, after the pilot phase revealed a number of barriers to improving Roma integration. The project is taking place in 22 localities across 11 EU Member States: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and the UK.
On 19-20 November, FRA convened a meeting of key national level stakeholders to identify synergies between FRA and its national networks and FRA bodies, as well as new opportunities for future collaboration.