FRA took part in the third and final meeting of the working group organised by the European Asylum Support Office for the development of standards and indicators for reception conditions. Meeting from 6-8 July in Malta, the group – formed by eight Member States, the European Commission, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and FRA – discussed the final draft of a guide for standards and indicators on reception conditions.
On 5-6 July, FRA attended a two day workshop in Athens on how to strengthen guardianship systems in Greece. Organised in cooperation with the Greek Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity and Ministry of Justice, FRA drew on its Guardianship systems for children deprived of parental care in the European Union to provide insight into the key features required within a guardianship system, with a particular focus on unaccompanied children.
FRA presented its report “Surveillance by intelligence services: fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the EU” at the symposium Rethinking Data Protection and Privacy in Europe on 6 July in Brussels.
On 6 July, FRA took part in a working group in Paris examining the collection of data for a particular Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicator, 16.b.1, an indicator for SDG 16.b - “Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development”.
FRA provided input from its Compendium of good practices for tackling Hate Crime to a roundtable event on 1 July in Budapest on combating LGBTI hate cime. The event was organised by the UNI-FORM project that gathers participants from 10 EU Member States (Portugal, Spain, UK, Ireland, Malta, Belgium, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania).
FRA provided training on how to combat hate crime to 47 law enforcement officers in the framework of a European Police College training course from 4 to 5 July in Zagreb. The overall aim was to provide law enforcement officials with up-to-date information in identifying hate crime, including hate speech, and in taking appropriate actions to investigate these crimes.
At the invitation of the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union, FRA’s Director participated in the Informal Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting that took place in Bratislava on 7-8 July.