FRA Newsletter - May 2011

02/05/2011 - May 2011

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In the spotlight

6-9 May: FRA joins the Europe day celebrations

12-13 May: FRA Symposium on fundamental rights indicators

17 May: International Day against Homophobia

31 May: Launch of thematic report: "Migrants in an irregular situation employed in domestic work"

15 June: Launch of the annual report

Fourth meeting of the Fundamental Rights Platform (14-15 April 2011, Vienna)

Audience at the FRP meetingOn 14-15 April the fourth Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) meeting brought together around 180 civil society representatives from all Member States of the EU and working across all themes included in the Agency's Multi-Annual Framework. The principle issues covered in the meeting included access to justice, participation and cooperation. A large proportion of the meeting was dedicated to interactive workshops and networking opportunities: ‘The Floor Is Yours’ and ‘Talking Tables’.


Opportunities to work with us
Events and launches: highlights

Online application for the traineeship period 1 October 2011 - March 2012 is now open! Deadline: 16 May

Open call for expressions of interest for Seconded National Expert (SNE) Deadline: 19 May

Platform for Roma Inclusion (8 April 2011, Budapest)

On the International Roma Day, the Agency met with Roma representatives in Budapest at the Platform for Roma Inclusion. On 5 April, the European Commission released a Communication aimed at improving the lives of millions of Roma living across the EU, which tasks the Agency with systematically collecting robust and comparable data to assist policymakers in developing more effective integration strategies.
FRA in social media


International Roma Day

On 8 April the FRA dedicated a special album to distinguished Roma representatives who shared their thoughts about their professional and personal development. Read the stories of Beata Bislim Olahova, Ivan Veselý, Katalin Barsony, Magda Matache and Martin Demirovski.

Untold stories

The FRA dedicated the week 7-13 March to three women smilingunknown women of the past and present who made a difference in our lives. Read the remarkable stories of Smaranda Braescu, Ada Lovelace, Ute Bock and Mo Mowlam.

Statue depicting balance of justiceOn 31 March the European Commission published the first report on the application of the Charter, since it became legally binding for EU institutions and national authorities when they implement EU law.

Hungarian presidency conference "Protecting victims in the EU: The road ahead", supported by the FRA (23 March 2011, Budapest)

Morten Kjaerum speaking at the conferenceThe FRA's report ‘Access to justice in Europe: an overview of challenges and opportunities’ and well as the findings of its victims' was launched at a conference of the Hungarian Presidency of the European Council, organised with the support of the FRA.

Handbook on European non-Discrimination Law launched at a joint seminar (21 March 2011, Strasbourg)

The first comprehensive guide to European non-discrimination law was launched jointly by the FRA and the European Court of Human Rights on 21 March, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Latest FRA videos
Latest FRA publications
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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)

EU-MIDIS 5 Data in Focus report: Multiple discrimination
February 2011 (EN)

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