The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) discussed fundamental rights in the operations of Frontex, the EU border management agency, on 27 June 2013. The Frontex Fundamental Rights Officer (FRO) and the chairs of the Consultative Forum – the FRA and the Jesuit Refugee Service - provided a summary of their activities.
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) looks forward to fully engaging with Croatia in helping it to further protect and promote fundamental rights, as it becomes the EU’s newest Member State on 1 July.
On 26 June, the European Commission called on Member States to deliver on their commitments to ensure equality and to do more to improve the economic and social integration of Europe's 10 to 12 million Roma. The call draws on the work and findings from FRA’s multi-annual Roma programme.
On 19 June, FRA presented the findings of the EU LGBT Survey during an academic discussion under the title 'Is Sexual Diversity Dividing Europe?’ at the University of Amsterdam pointing to the fear, isolation and discrimination that are common in Europe’s LGBT community.
On 18 June 2013 the FRA Director, Morten Kjaerum, at the invitation of the Irish Presidency of the EU Council, presented the 2012 FRA Annual Report to the delegates of the Council's Working Party on Fundamental Rights, Citizens’ Rights and Free Movement of Persons (FREMP).