FRA took part in a panel debate on data protection authorities and mass surveillance, as part of the 3rd data network policy conference (‘Daten.Netz.Politik’) that took place in Vienna on 20 September.
FRA has developed a family of five infographics to help raise awareness of the voting rights of people with disabilities. Each infographic targets a different audience and draws on FRA research into the right to political participation of people with disabilities.
FRA Director Morten Kjaerum participated in a conference to celebrate the entry into force of the Istanbul Convention, the Council of Europe’s convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.
The erosion of fundamental rights protection due to the economic crisis, challenges to the rule of law in some Member States and the revelations of mass surveillance programmes have all challenged trust in democratic institutions. To mark today’s International Day of Democracy, FRA points to the role better fundamental rights protection can play in rebuilding trust in democratic processes and bodies.
FRA’s report on violence against women, which surveyed 42,000 women throughout the EU Member States about their experiences of gender-based violence, will form the basis of a number of key presentations in the coming weeks and months.