Over one million people sought refuge in the EU in 2015, a fivefold increase from the year before. In its Fundamental Rights Report 2016, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) examines the scale and nature of the challenge and proposes measures to ensure fundamental rights are respected across the EU.
On 10 May, FRA took part in the OSCE’s Human Dimension Committee Meeting on ‘Tolerance and Non-Discrimination’ in connection with the OSCE’s commitments and implementation of the OSCE Action Plan on improving the situation of Roma and Sinti.
On 27-29 April, FRA took part in field visits to Lille and Strasbourg to support the fieldwork experts who are implementing the local project plans as part of FRA’s Local Engagement for Roma Inclusion (LERI) project.
The FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty met on 15 April with the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Michael Georg Link, and the Head of ODIHR’s Human Rights Department.
On 13-14 April, the World Bank, the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities and FRA held a workshop in Budapest to discuss challenges in defining and monitoring social inclusion of vulnerable groups, such as Roma.