There is a strong need to find a swift agreement on the creation of a Common European Asylum System that fully respects the right to asylum and the right to liberty, says the FRA on the occasion of International Refugee Day on 20 June. These rights are legally-binding under the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.
On 1 March, the FRA hosted a stakeholder meeting on access to healthcare for irregular migrants, focusing on FRA research findings. The 40 participants were mostly medical professionals from the countries covered by the FRA research (Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain and Sweden).
On 17 October 2011, FRA presented the newly-published report "Migrants in an irregular situation: access to healthcare in 10 EU Member States" in the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), in Brussels. The report explores access to healthcare both in law and practice for irregular migrants in 10 EU Member States.