On 28-29 October, FRA took part in the Supervision Coordination Group meetings of the large-scale IT border management systems, Eurodac, SIS II (Schengen Information System) and VIS (Visa Information System).
FRA and the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union hosted the first meeting of the Hate Crime Working Party in Rome with participants from 25 Member States, as well as the European Commission and the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.
The European Union’s Judicial Cooperation Unit (Eurojust) and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in Valletta, Malta on 3 November.
Three new reports just published by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights focus on different thematic areas of its Roma survey. Looking specifically at education, poverty and employment, and gender, the findings all point to widespread Roma exclusion, where Roma fare worse than their non-Roma neighbours. All three reports serve to provide the data needed to help make Roma inclusion efforts more targeted and inclusive.
From 23 to 24 October a range of academic experts and practitioners met in Rome to discuss the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights’ impact and relevance especially in the area of social rights at the international conference ‘Making the Charter of Fundamental Rights a living instrument’.
Concerted legal and practical efforts are needed from the EU and its Member States to help combat forced marriage, finds a new paper by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). While it is difficult to calculate how many people are victims, this paper outlines different actions to address this particular form of gender-based violence.