On 21 January, FRA held a train the trainers session in Madrid for project staff carrying out field research for the FRA project on biometrics in large-scale IT databases in the areas of asylum, borders and visa.
FRA took part in the ‘Promoting the multidisciplinary approach in addressing migrant smuggling’ conference in Amsterdam from 12 to 13 January that was jointly organised by the European Migration Network and the Dutch Presidency.
Following the violent attacks that took place on 31 December, FRA calls for action to combat the violence against women that the Agency’s research has shown is prevalent across all ages and walks of life throughout the EU.
FRA brought together 120 representatives from all its stakeholder groups to a meeting in Vienna on 19-20 November 2015. It was a unique opportunity to share, exchange and identify successful modes of cooperation on fundamental rights, and to discuss what to focus on now to enable strong collaboration for the future.