Aydan Iyigüngör from FRA and Stefan Kessler from the Jesuit Refugee Council were unanimously elected to chair and co-chair the Frontex Consultative Forum, during its inaugural meeting which took place on 16 October in Warsaw.
On 16 October 2012, FRA gave a presentation to a public hearing organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on implementing and monitoring the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.
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.