FRA Newsletter - November 2011

08/12/2011 - November 2011
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21-22 November: Fundamental Rights Conference 2011 - Dignity and rights of irregular migrants

14-15 November: FRA participates in the 5th Equality Summit

10-11 November: FRA meeting on victim support services in the EU: an overview and assessment of victims’ rights in practice

FRA and Yad Vashem Launch Educators' Toolkit on the Holocaust and Human Rights (9 November)

FRA and Yad Vashem Launch Educators' Toolkit on the Holocaust and Human RightsOn 9 November 2011, FRA and Yad Vashem launched a new educational initiative: the Toolkit (beta) on the Holocaust and Human Rights Education in the EU. Three years ago, on 9 November 2008, marking 70 years since the Kristallnacht Pogrom, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and Yad Vashem initiated an educational project to create an online pedagogical tool - a Toolkit on the Holocaust and Human Rights Education.

Holocaust and Human Rights Education Conference and Report (20-21 October)

Holocaust and Human Rights Education Conference and ReportThe FRA, European Commission and the Anne Frank House held a conference on the Holocaust and Human Rights Education on 20-21 October. At the occasion of the conference, FRA released another output of the project Human rights education at Holocaust memorial sites across the European Union: An overview of practices.

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Events and launches: highlights

FRA stand at Austria's national holiday celebrations gallery

New FRA report: there is a need to improve the fulfilment of the rights of people with mental health problems (25 October)

FRA stand at Austria's national holiday celebrations galleryTogether with the representations from the European Commission and the European Parliament in Austria, the FRA hosted an infostand at the Heldenplatz on the occasion of Austria's national holiday.

New FRA report: there is a need to improve the fulfilment of the rights of people with mental health problemsOn 25 October the FRA launched the second publication of the project on the ‘Fundamental rights of persons with intellectual disabilities and persons with mental health problems'. The latest FRA report on the rights of people with mental health problems finds that in most EU Member States they are protected by existing non-discrimination laws and that they benefit from the duty to provide "reasonable accommodation" at work: this means that employers should adapt, for example, work schedules or practices to match the needs of an employee with a mental health problem.

Latest speeches

FRA presents the report “Migrants in an irregular situation: access to healthcare in 10 EU Member States” to MEPs (21 October)

Welcome address at the 3rd Annual Dialogue on Multi-Level Protection and Promotion of Fundamental Rights
Brussels, 17 October

Planning Human Rights Action - Best Practices
Helsinki, 12 October

FRA presents the report “Migrants in an irregular situation: access to healthcare in 10 EU Member States” to MEPsToday job opportunities for people with mental health problems are improving thanks to the progress made in the European Union and its Members States," said FRA Director, Morten Kjaerum. "However, there is still much to do to ensure that their rights are fulfilled in a way that allows them to fully participate in an all-inclusive society."

FRA and Committee of the Regions discuss fundamental rights of irregular migrants (17 October)

FRA and Committee of the Regions discuss fundamental rights of irregular migrantsThe FRA and the European Union Committee of the Regions (CoR) held their 3rd Annual Dialogue on Multi-level Protection and Promotion of Fundamental Rights. This year's event was called 'Implementing fundamental rights of irregular migrants - toward multi-level governance'

FRA commits to join the fight against human trafficking (18 October)

FRA commits to join the fight against human trafficking On 18 October the FRA pledged its support to work together with other EU Agencies to combat human trafficking, conservatively estimated to be around 2.5 million people globally, during the EU's fifth Anti-Trafficking day conference in Warsaw. Directors of seven EU agencies, including the FRA, committed to coordinate efforts in partnership with EU Member States, EU institutions and other partners, including civil society organisations, to create a Europe-wide approach to the eradication of human trafficking.

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Latest FRA publications
Factsheet: Gender-based violence against women – an EU-wide survey (October 2011) Migrants in an irregular situation: access to healthcare in 10 European Union Member States (October 2011) Respect for and protection of persons belonging to minorities 2008-2010 (September 2011) FRA publications on disability – an overview (September 2011) Migrants, minorities and employment - Exclusion and discrimination in the 27 Member States of the European Union (Update 2003-2008) (July 2011)

New FRA report on access to health care for irregular migrants

New FRA report on access to health care for irregular migrants (10 October 2011)

FRA report on irregular migrants in domestic work

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

Factsheet: Gender-based violence against women – an EU-wide survey (October 2011)

Migrants in an irregular situation: access to healthcare in 10 European Union Member States (October 2011)

Respect for and protection of persons belonging to minorities 2008-2010 (September 2011)

FRA publications on disability – an overview (September 2011)

Migrants, minorities and employment - Exclusion and discrimination in the 27 Member States of the European Union (Update 2003-2008) (July 2011)

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