The FRA pledged its support to work together with other EU Agencies to combat human trafficking, conservatively estimated to be around 2.5 million people globally, during the EU's fifth Anti-Trafficking day conference in Warsaw today.
The FRA and the European Union Committee of the Regions (CoR) held their 3rd Annual Dialogue on Multi-level Protection and Promotion of Fundamental Rights. This year's event was called 'Implementing fundamental rights of irregular migrants - toward multi-level governance'
On 22 September over 300 participants from 34 countries gathered in Strasbourg to set up a coalition of cities and regions that aims to improve the situation of Europe's 10-12 million Roma and Travellers.
The FRA is speaking at the European Network for Independent Living (ENIL) conference on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Strasbourg on 13 September 2011. While in Strasbourg, the FRA is also attending ENIL’s fifth Freedom Drive.
FRA Director, Morten Kjaerum, spoke at the launch of the Council of Europe's report "Discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity in Europe" in Strasbourg on 23 June. The report builds on the Agency's analysis of the human rights situation of LGBT people in the 27 EU Member States. With this report, the Council of Europe has extended the analysis to 20 additional European countries; for some, for the very first time ever.
Today, on the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, in some EU countries, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are better protected than before. However, in others they are not, underlining the need for the relevant governments to act to treat all citizens equally across a variety of issues. The Agency will provide policy makers with concrete evidence of unfair treatment, abuse or violence following the launch of its survey of LGBT people in early 2012.