EU agencies discuss working priorities with Social Platform

On 19 September in Brussels, the directors of three EU agencies, FRA, EIGE and Eurofound, presented their future working priorities to the Social Platform – a network of 47 European civil society organisations.

The FRA director pointed to several challenges and opportunities for the agency, such as tackling hate crime, FRA’s future chair of the EU agencies` network, the possible amendment to FRA’s founding regulation as well as the agency’s two major future surveys - the Fundamental Rights Barometer and its second minorities and discrimination survey, EU-MIDIS. The directors of the three agencies agreed that more information exchange with regard to data collection between the agencies and the civil society is needed. The Social Platform will submit a paper to the agencies identifying its specific data needs and interests in to facilitate the information exchange.