On 26-27 January, media professionals will come to FRA to jointly create a toolkit to help raise awareness among online, print and audiovisual media professionals about fundamental rights to avoid unintentional bias that reinforce stereotypes.
On 25 January, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty will present the Agency’s report on ‘Surveillance by intelligence services: fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the European Union - Mapping Member States’ legal frameworks’ to members of the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE).
FRA has been invited by the European Commission to discuss the preliminary findings of a study on pre-trial detention and their alternatives carried out by the Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services (CSES) on behalf of the Commission.
FRA has been invited by the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the EU to participate in a conference on strengthening multidisciplinary cooperation against human trafficking for labour exploitation.
On 15 January in Vienna, FRA will speak at a conference marking the 10th anniversary of Austrian Anti-Discrimination Law for people with disabilities hosted by the Austrian Disability Ombudsman and Austria’s Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection.
On 18 December, FRA together with other EU bodies in Vienna, the City of Vienna and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut of Human Rights hosts an event to honour Raif Badawi, the 2015 European Parliament Sakharov Prize winner. Mr Badawi, a journalist and blogger was sentenced by a Saudi Arabian court to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes on a charge of insulting Islam.
Manfred Nowak, Austrian member and Vice-Chairperson of FRA’s Management Board is organising a public roundtable event in Vienna on 16 December to mark the arrival of new FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty.