Leading representatives of national human rights bodies, the European Ombudsman Office, the Council of Europe’s secretariat general and the office of the Human Rights Commissioner met with FRA on 15 October to discuss issues of common interest and how to further enhance cooperation and strengthen the fundamental rights landscape in Europe.
The FRA and the National Liaison Officers (NLOs) held their 12th meeting on 11-12 October 2012 in Vienna. The meeting enabled the Agency to provide the NLOs with an update on its work since the last meeting and to present its strategic priorities for the coming period.
Today on World Mental Health Day (10 October), the FRA acknowledges the difficulties people with mental health problems face in the current economic climate. It reaffirms its commitment to continue supporting efforts to respect the rights of people with mental health problems.
Following a request by the European Parliament for an analysis of the fundamental rights issues associated with the proposed EU data protection reform package, FRA will present its opinion on the draft legislation at an interparliamentary committee meeting.