The Agency will join the European Commission’s high-level expert group on artificial intelligence.
The Agency will present its violence against women survey model on 26 June in Paris at the event ‘Exchange on Euro-Latin American challenges to tackle gender violence’.
This year marks the 25 anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action for Human Rights. This landmark text paved the way for significant human rights advances. It helped spearhead the creation of new laws and human rights institutions offering stronger protection worldwide. On this anniversary, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the UN’s Human Rights Office call on EU Member States to continue to stand up for the rights of everyone across Europe.
As a result of the Agency’s outreach to funders and foundations, the Ariadne network invited the Agency to participate in a workshop on countering racial and religious discrimination.
The Social Platform is organising a lunch debate that aims at helping platform members get familiar with FRA’s work around the Sustainable Development Goals.
The UN’s Human Rights Office will present its report on best practices and challenges faced by civil society at a side event during a session of the UN Human Rights Council on 25 June in Geneva.
The Agency will exchange views with the Platform Human Rights Organisations Malta on 25 June focusing on human rights indicators.
The Agency will exchange views with the Platform Human Rights Organisations Malta on 25 June focusing on human rights indicators.
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FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty delivered a keynote address at the Maynooth University’s Department of Law conference on 22 June. His speech reviewed the successes and challenges of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights after 70 years. He spoke about the role of fundamental rights in European societies, and addressed challenges related to protecting these rights within the EU.
The Agency hosted a joint event on 19 June with the European Commission on post-Brexit police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters.
The EU’s Network and Information Security Agency, ENISA, held its Annual Privacy Forum in Barcelona from 13 to 14 June where FRA introduced its project on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Rights, as well as FRA’s focus paper on discrimination in data-supported decision making.
The Agency took part in meetings of the Supervision Coordination Groups (SCG) for Eurodac and SIS II (Schengen Information System) from 12 to 13 June in Brussels.
The second EU Justice and Home Affairs Agencies network meeting this year took place from 20 to 21 June in Vilnius.
On 14 June, the Agency discussed the fundamental rights dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals in the European Union at the EU Council’s Working Party on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
On 19 June, the Agency took part in a concept note drafting meeting of the Greek Good Governance Programme financed by the EEA and Norway Grants financing mechanism 2014-2021.
On 21 June, members of the German Bundestag’s Committee on EU Affairs visited FRA to discuss the current situation in the area of asylum and migration in the EU.
Eurostat’s task force charged with preparing the post-2021 population censuses met on 11 June in Luxembourg.
The Agency has just published its annual overview of effective return monitoring across the EU.
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Better recording of hate crime across the EU will help Member States continue to fight this persistent problem. The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights’ latest report provides compelling evidence of what Member States are already doing with tips on how they can improve.
Judge Robert Spano of the European Court of Human Rights and FRA will jointly present the 2018 edition of the handbook on European data protection law at a plenary meeting of the Council of Europe’s Consultative Committee of the Convention for the protection of individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal data (Convention 108+).