On 10 May, FRA presented tentative findings from its project related to detention and alternatives at an event in Brussels hosted by the European Commission in collaboration with EuroPris, the organisation for European prison services.
On 10 May, FRA took part in the OSCE’s Human Dimension Committee Meeting on ‘Tolerance and Non-Discrimination’ in connection with the OSCE’s commitments and implementation of the OSCE Action Plan on improving the situation of Roma and Sinti.
Practical frontline fundamental rights advice is still needed to support EU efforts in the migration hotspots in Greece. This was one of the conclusions of the Director’s visit to the reception centre for refugees and migrants on the island of Lesbos (Greece) on 3 May.
Europe’s economic future is one of the many challenges facing the EU at present. In response, the EU has made growth, jobs and investment one of its priorities. Another priority area, fundamental rights, can help provide a much-needed boost to innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the region. That’s why International Workers’ Day, on 1 May, is an apt time to affirm freedom to conduct a business as being a modern supplement to workers’ rights.