From late September to mid-October, FRA staff will attend interviewer briefings for the second EU Minorities and Discrimination Survey (EU-MIDIS II) that are taking place in each of the 28 EU Member States.
On 6 October, FRA will launch a pilot version of Clarity, an interactive online tool to help people with their fundamental rights problems. Clarity, which stands for the ‘Complaints, Legal Assistance and Rights Information Tool for You’, allows users to easily access information on non-judicial bodies dealing with their particular fundamental rights issue(s) in a given EU Member State.
On 25 September, experts met at FRA to discuss in-depth the interview questions for the field research for the Agency’s ‘Biometric data in large scale EU IT-systems in the areas of borders, visa and asylum – fundamental rights implications’ project.
On 28 September, FRA took part in the third meeting of a Working Group set up by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) to develop a toolkit to support frontline officers such as border guards or staff working in immigration detention facilities.
FRA, together with representatives from Member States, the UN’s Refugee Agency, the International Organization for Migration and the International Committee of the Red Cross gathered in Malta from 21 to 22 September to provide feedback and to discuss EASO’s practical guide on family tracing.