Many Roma continue to face discrimination and social exclusion across the EU, according to a new report published jointly by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 23 May 2012.
As lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people continue to face serious challenges in fully enjoying their fundamental rights, the FRA calls for robust data to better understand and address the extent of discrimination and hate crime across the European Union.
As part of the FRA's work in the overall EU framework for Roma integration, the agency presented its multi-annual Roma Programme and the general results that can be expected through its Roma Pilot Survey in Bratislava on 3-4 May to an EU Roma meeting.
On 23 April the FRA informed members of the European Parliament's Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality about the scope, the aims and the timeline of the on-going EU-wide Violence against Women survey.
Six members to the Advisory Panel 2012-2013 of the Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) have been elected during the fifth FRP meeting, in line with the Terms of Reference of the Advisory Panel of the FRP (ToR).