On 9 June in Brussels, FRA took part in the meeting of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions’ (ENNHRI) working group on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
On 7-8 June, FRA took part in the third second meeting of the ‘Operational Platform on Roma Equality (OPRE)’, a joint initiative of the Council of Europe, FRA, European Network of Equality Bodies (Equinet) and European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI).
There is no place for hate crime or hate speech in Europe, if the EU wants to ensure an open and tolerant society. This was the view of FRA’s Director, Michael O’Flaherty, at the launch of the EU’s High Level Group on combating racism and xenophobia in Brussels on 14 June.
The Fundamental Rights Forum 2016 is fast approaching with only 10 days left until the event begins on 20 June in Vienna. Over the course of four days, participants will look from different perspectives at three burning issues: refugee protection, inclusion and the digital age.
On 31 May, FRA took part in the event organised in the European Parliament by the European Social Network to mark the release of its report on the implementation of the European Commission’s Recommendation ‘Investing in Children: Breaking the cycle of disadvantage’.
FRA took part in a Joint Work Session on Gender Statistics held under the auspices of the Conference of European Statisticians (CES) at the European Gender Institute (EIGE) in Vilnius, Lithuania from 1 to 3 June.