On 23-24 November, FRA held its third meeting of the Working Party on combating hate crime together with the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the EU. The event took place in the shadow of the attacks in Paris earlier this month and their aftermath, making the objectives of the Working Party particularly relevant.
The main phase of FRA’s Local Engagement for Roma Inclusion (LERI) project is now taking shape, after the pilot phase revealed a number of barriers to improving Roma integration. The project is taking place in 22 localities across 11 EU Member States: Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and the UK.
On 19-20 November, FRA convened a meeting of key national level stakeholders to identify synergies between FRA and its national networks and FRA bodies, as well as new opportunities for future collaboration.
On the occasion of Universal Children’s Day, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the Council of Europe, and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), launch a handbook on European law relating to rights of the child.
Trans people across the EU are often marginalised, and live in isolation or fear, as FRA research has shown. Transgender Day of Remembrance on 20 November is a day to remember the suffering transphobia has caused and a time to raise awareness of the need to better protect the rights of trans people.
On 13 November, FRA presented the findings of its children and justice report to members of two working groups responsible for drafting laws, one of which is looking at juvenile justice and the other at the transposition of the EU’s Victims’ Directive.