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 presented the Portuguese translation of its Handbook on European Law relating to the Rights of the Child at a congress organised by the Portuguese Association for the Promotion of Human Dignity on 24-25 May at the Calouste Gulbelkian Foundation in Lisbon.
No child should suffer violence, abuse or exploitation. Children have the same right to protection and care as adults. As fully-fledged rights holders, this is non-negotiable. Today, the International Day for the Protection of Children, is the perfect time to reaffirm this.
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.
FRA presented key research findings on violence against girls and the treatment of girls in judicial proceedings at a side event during the 25th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice on 26 May in the UN in Vienna.