Following the attacks in France that have killed at least 128 people, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights expresses its sadness and sympathy with the families and friends of those who died or were injured.
On 12 and 13 November, FRA took part in a meeting organised by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in the context of its ‘Evidence-based guidance: prevention of infectious diseases among newly-arrived migrants in the EU/EEA’ project.
FRA took part in the 8th Frontex Consultative Forum meeting on 5 November in Warsaw. Discussions during the Forum focused on the areas of operations, return and training vis-a-vis the expected changes to the Frontex mandate.
On 28 October, FRA took part in a kick-off meeting for operational coordination in return procedures, organised by Frontex. Representatives from the European Commission, the European Asylum Support Office and the three main EU Member States-managed return projects took part.
Members of the Finnish parliamentary Constitutional Law Committee visited FRA to hear about the Agency’s work related to the fundamental rights challenges in the EU in general and in Finland in particular.
FRA presented the preliminary findings from its research into the fundamental rights aspects of three Framework Decisions in the area of pre- and post-trial detention, and issues related to the transfer of prisoners at a conference on 24 September.