On 13-14 March, FRA presented the results of the FRA report on access to data protection remedies in EU Member States at a conference in Graz on ‘Shaping the Digital Environment – Ensuring our Rights on the Internet’.
While the European Union has achieved a great deal in the area of fundamental rights, the violations that take place demonstrate the fact that there is still much to be done, FRA Director Morten Kjaerum said at an international conference entitled What Europe stands for. Growth, jobs and rights: will the European Union rise to the occasion? on 14 March 2014 in Rome.
In recent times, law enforcement authorities increasingly use Passenger Name Record (PNR) data to combat serious crime and terrorism. The information is collected by air carriers for commercial and operational purposes in providing air transportation services.
FRA took part in a workshop on “Right to Justice: Quality Legal Assistance for Unaccompanied Children”, organised by the European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), which took place on 4 March in Brussels.
On 6 March 2014, the day after FRA launched the results of its EU-wide survey on violence against women, EEA and Norway Grants organised a seminar in Brussels to discuss how the survey results could be used to support activities in the 15 EU Member States which are eligible for the grants.
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) will lead the Europe-wide network of EU Agencies in 2014, the year in which the EU landscape is changing. With the European Parliament elections in May and a new European Commission in the autumn, EU Agencies remain well placed to showcase the EU’s added value.