Next year the elections at the European Parliament will be an opportunity for millions of Europeans to have their say in how Europe should be run. However, many people with disabilities face barriers in exercising this basic right.
The FRA today (26 November) presented the results of its LGBT survey at a European Parliament workshop, which aimed at shedding light on the situation of lesbians in Europe, with a particular emphasis on violence and harassment, and their legal situation.
On 15 November, FRA presented its joined-up fundamental rights toolkit to the European Committee on Local and Regional Democracy of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. FRA discussed the use and further development of the toolkit with representatives of local and regional authorities of Council of Europe member states.
On 18 November, FRA took part in an expert meeting at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to discuss draft recommended principles and guidelines concerning human rights at international borders.
On 14 November, the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), together with the French MEP Nathalie Griesbeck, organised a public hearing at the European Parliament on undocumented children entitled “A child is a child: Defining the EU’s role in protecting the rights of undocumented migrant children”.