FRA Newsletter - June 2011

08/06/2011 - June 2011

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In the spotlight

15 June: Presentation of FRA Annual Report 2011

21 June: Workshop on diversity for media professionals

23 June: Launch of Council of Europe report on homophobia and transphobia


Second annual FRA Symposium on Human Rights Indicators (12-13 May, Vienna)

FRA Symposium 2011The FRA’s second annual Symposium entitled, "Using indicators to measure fundamental rights in the EU: challenges and solutions", brought together around 100 key experts and stakeholders, to discuss the development and use of indicators as a tool to measure progress in the implementation of fundamental rights in the EU.


Opportunities to work with us
Events: highlights

Vacancy Notice: Assistant Web Editor (TA) for the Online communication team Deadline: 21 June


FRA signs cooperation agreement with UNDP  (25 May, Bratislava)

UNDP & FRAThe cooperation agreement establishes a framework for cooperation on data collection and research, joint events, communications activities and capacity development.

FRA in social media

FRA participates in high level meeting on Roma inclusion in Slovakia (23 May, Bratislava)

Upcoming Photo competition

We will soon launch a photo competition on Facebook, inviting all our followers to participate and send in their work. The topic will be announced shortly on our social media pages. Keep updated!

2000 Facebook followers

On Sunday May 15 we welcomed our 2000th follower on our Facebook site. We would like to thank everyone for their interest and involvement in our social media activities.

FRA publications on Facebook

You can find our latest reports and handbooks in the Publications section on Facebook.

FRA director Morten Kjaerum at the high level meeting on Roma inclusion in SlovakiaDirector Morten Kjaerum delivered a speech outlining key considerations for policy-makers wishing to promote equal access to education, employment, health care and housing for the Roma at this Commission organised meeting.

International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia 2011: FRA statement (17 May, Vienna)


International Day against HomophobiaThe FRA statement highlighted some evolution towards better protection against homophobia and transphobia in some EU Member States. However, discrimination and unequal treatment across a range of issues remain a problem.

FRA joins Europe day celebrations (6 and 7 May, Vienna and Brussels)

FRA stand at Europe Day 2011 in ViennaOn 6 May, the FRA joined the European Commission's delegation in Austria in hosting an all-day event at Vienna's Museum Quarter where the Agency exhibited its work. On 7 May, the Agency also participated in the EU institutions' open day in Brussels.

Latest FRA videos
Latest FRA publications
click to watch youtube video click to watch youtube video Cover of the report Access to justice in Europe Cover of the report Handbook on European non-discrimination law Cover of the report on the Greek land border situation ‘The rights of persons with mental health problems and intellectual disabilities to take part in politics’

First page of the FRA opinion on the draft directive regarding the European Investigation Order

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FRA in 1 minute
(3 March 2011)

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The FRA celebrates the International Mother Language Day
(21 February 2011)

Access to justice in Europe: an overview of challenges and opportunities
March 2011 (EN)

Handbook on European non-discrimination law
March 2011 (EN, DE, FR)

Coping with a fundamental rights emergency - the situation of persons crossing the Greek land border in an irregular manner (Thematic situation report) March 2011 (EN)

The rights of persons with mental health problems and intellectual disabilities to take part in politics (Easy to read format) (EN)


FRA Opinion on the draft Directive regarding the European Investigation Order (EIO) February 2011 (EN)
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