On 10 June in Rome, FRA took part in a panel debate during a conference on countering online extremism and terrorist recruitment, organised by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
On 9 June in Brussels, FRA took part in the meeting of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions’ (ENNHRI) working group on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
On 7-8 June, FRA took part in the third second meeting of the ‘Operational Platform on Roma Equality (OPRE)’, a joint initiative of the Council of Europe, FRA, European Network of Equality Bodies (Equinet) and European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI).
There is no place for hate crime or hate speech in Europe, if the EU wants to ensure an open and tolerant society. This was the view of FRA’s Director, Michael O’Flaherty, at the launch of the EU’s High Level Group on combating racism and xenophobia in Brussels on 14 June.