This year’s Fundamental Rights Conference focuses on ‘Combating hate crime in the EU’. The event, an annual milestone for fundamental rights in the EU, brought together 400 policy makers and practitioners from the EU and its Member States. This included representatives from international, EU and national bodies, parliamentarians, law enforcement officers, civil society and many more.
The FRA met with key stakeholders on 11 November, ahead of its Fundamental Rights Conference on 12-13 November, to discuss the findings of its survey on perceptions and experiences of hate crimes against Jews, which was published last week.
“Fear drains people’s strength, preventing them from living their lives openly, as each of us as the right to do,” said FRA Director Morten Kjaerum at the launch of the Agency’s report on antisemitism on 8 November.
FRA took part in an international seminar on hate crime in Vilnius on 18 October. It was organised by the Lithuanian presidency and closely links to the hate crime focus of FRA’s Fundamental Rights Conference this year.