The 22nd meeting of the Scientific Committee of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency took place on 23-24 September. During the meeting, newly-elected members became familiar with the mandate and activities of the agency.
On 24 September, FRA and the European Union Committee of the Regions (CoR) held their 5th Annual Dialogue. This year's event was entitled ‘Working together on fundamental rights: multi-level approaches to combating hate crime in the EU’.
On 19 September in Brussels, the directors of three EU agencies, FRA, EIGE and Eurofound, presented their future working priorities to the Social Platform – a network of 47 European civil society organisations.
“Hate speech can be direct and offensive or indirect and insidious. But whichever form it takes, it has a profound impact on our societies. We need to understand that this is a joint responsibility for us all – and the easier your access to a microphone is, the more responsibility you have.”
Findings from the FRA Roma pilot survey presented to the European Parliament’s LIBE and FEMM Committees show that on average the situation of Roma women in core areas of social life, namely education, employment, housing and health is worse in comparison to that of men.