On 14 April, FRA presented the legal situation concerning international protection and asylum for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people and their family members in the EU, at a conference in Oxford.
On 13-14 April, the World Bank, the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities and FRA held a workshop in Budapest to discuss challenges in defining and monitoring social inclusion of vulnerable groups, such as Roma.
Many people have put their health at risk travelling to and through the EU because of upheavals in their home countries that have led to the current migration situation. The infections, diseases migrants have caught alongside the psychological damage they have suffered pose challenges for healthcare systems of frontline countries. This has been thrown under the spotlight in the latest FRA summary report of migration-related fundamental rights concerns drawing on data from the nine Member States most affected by the migration flows.
The FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty met today (15 April) with the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Michael Georg Link, and the Head of ODIHR’s Human Rights Department.
Gauging compliance with the values of democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights needs to build on the wealth of existing international, EU and national data pooled in an EU fundamental rights information system, according to FRA’s latest Opinion.