FRA Newsletter - July 2011

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6- 8 July: European Social Services Conference (Warsaw)

Migrants in an irregular situation employed in domestic work: launch of new FRA thematic report (5 July, Vienna)

Opportunities to work with us

Migrants in an irregular situation employed in domestic workThe Agency is launching the results of the first EU study looking into the conditions facing irregular migrants employed as domestic workers.

The report finds that their irregular immigration status, coupled with challenges in regulating domestic work, contribute to making this, predominantly female, group vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Watch the video announcement here.

 

Press release (available in 22 languages)

Open Vacancy: ICT Operations Officer Deadline 22 July
FRA in social media
Events and launches: highlights

Photo gallery of FRA stand at the Global Media Forum 2011 in Bonn

Fundamental Rights Agency launches its Annual Report (15 June, Brussels)

 

FRA stand at the Global Media Forum in Bonn 2011Have a look at a picture gallery from the Global Media Forum 2011 in Bonn where FRA had a stand and hosted a workshop for media professionals on the subject diversity.

Publication section on Facebook

You can find our recent Annual report  “Fundamental rights: challenges and achievements in 2010”  not only on our homepage but also in the publication section on Facebook.

Fundamental rights: challenges and achievements in 2010, the flagship Annual Report of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, was presented at the European Parliament on 15 June. Read the Director’s speech here. Major fundamental rights challenges in 2010 included barriers in the way of getting access to justice, high levels of discrimination, as well as violence against children. The EU and its Member States must also face up to the marginalisation of the Roma, inadequate conditions for asylum seekers in particular at the EU’s external borders, and threats to the protection of personal data. Later in the day FRA Director Morten Kjaerum had an exchange of views with the European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.

 

 

Expert Opinion on the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data (15 June, Brussels)

 

PNR Opinion FRAUpon request of the European Parliament, the FRA presented an expert opinion on the fundamental rights compliance of a proposal for a directive on the use of passenger name record (PNR) data for preventing, detecting, investigating and prosecuting terrorist offences and serious crime.

  World refugee day: FRA statement (20 June, Vienna)
 

The FRA statement underlined the need for greater solidarity in order to ensure that all Member States have sufficient capacity to implement fundamental rights standards for people seeking asylum.

 

FRA Director meets with Council of Europe’s bodies (23 June, Strasbourg)

The Agency's director, Morten Kjaerum, met with three of the Council of Europe's bodies on 23 June. The Agency participated in the launch of a report on homophobia and transphobia covering the 47 Council of Europe Member States by the office of the Commissioner for Human Rights. Read the speech here. Mr. Kjaerum also met with the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance to discuss future cooperation. The Director also addressed members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on fundamental rights protection in the European Union and cooperation between the two organisations. Read the speech here.

Workshop on diversity for media professionals (21 June, Bonn)

Global Media ForumOn 21 June 2011 the FRA in cooperation with Deutsche Welle conducted a workshop on diversity for media professionals in Bonn, Germany, during the international conference “Human Rights in a Globalised World: Challenges for the Media”. FRA Director Morten Kjaerum delivered a keynote speech at the conference, which was attended by 1300 participants.

 

Minority rights post-Lisbon (27 June, Brussels)

 

FRA Director Morten Kjaerum delivered a speech in the European Parliament on the potential of the reforms introduced by the Lisbon Treaty to improve protection for national and linguistic minorities.

Latest FRA videos
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Anti-Semitism Summary overview of the situation in the European Union 2001-2010

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New FRA report on irregular migrants in domestic work (5 July 2011)

 

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FRA in 1 minute
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Migrants in an irregular situation employed in domestic work: Fundamental rights challenges for the European Union and its Member States (July 2011)

 

Fundamental rights: challenges and achievements in 2010 (June 2011)

FRA Opinion on the Proposal for a Directive on the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data (June 2011)

Synthesis report: Homophobia, transphobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity in the EU Member States (June 2011)

 

Anti-Semitism Summary overview of the situation in the European Union 2001-2010 (June 2011)
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