FRA Newsletter - April 2012

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26 - 27 April: Joint conference on holocaust and human rights education

30 April: FRA and the UNDP present: Key challenges faced by Roma today

5th Fundamental Rights Platform meeting (19-20 April)

The annual Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) meeting is one of the flagship events of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). Every year the meeting takes place in Vienna and brings together participants of the Fundamental Rights Platform - the Agency's network for cooperation with civil society.
For more information, see the FRP 2012 website.

FRA in social media Events and launches: Highlights

Diversity Day 2012
Visit the Facebook page of Diversity Day Amsterdam!

Work together to end vicious cycle of Roma discrimination and social exclusion (8 April)

Europe must continue to pull together to combat Roma discrimination, prejudice, poverty and social exclusion, said the FRA on the occasion of the International Roma Day on April 8.

European LGBT survey launched (2 April)

Besides occasional news reports about the discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people, there is very little comparable data collected across the EU about the everyday experiences of LGBT people with respect of discrimination. In response to this situation, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has launched the first ever online EU-wide survey to establish an accurate picture of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people (18 years or older) that will try to capture their experiences.

FRA at Extraordinary European Platform on Roma Inclusion: The need to be accountable (23 March)

Effective national monitoring structures and quantifiable targets were identified as vital to help promote Roma inclusion in Europe, at the Extraordinary European Platform for Roma Inclusion, in Brussels on 22 March 2012. Other topics discussed during this European Commission-organised event were the active involvement of Roma as well as all other relevant stakeholders, in particular local authorities, and the efficient use of EU structural funds in implementing Roma strategies.

FRA, Danish EU Presidency Seminar to focus on practical application of Charter of Fundamental Rights (15 March)

More than 100 EU law experts from EU institutions, EU Member States and human rights organizations, discussed the practical application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights at a two-day seminar in Copenhagen. The event, organized by the FRA and the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, looked at whether EU institutions and Member States were doing enough to ensure the rights of those residing in the EU.

FRA takes part in LIBE Committee hearing at EU Parliament on proposed anti-discrimination directive (20 March)

Ioannis Dimitrakopoulos, Head of FRA's Equality and Citizens' Rights Department, provided evidence in a speech at the European Parliament's LIBE Committee hearing on 20 March saying that although the European Union has put in place a number of legal instruments to promote equal treatment and provide effective protection against discrimination, there is a need for more comprehensive protection for all grounds of discrimination.

FRA survey of Jewish people’s experiences and perceptions of antisemitism (23 March)

This factsheet provides background information about the 2012 FRA survey among Jewish populations in selected EU Member States focusing on Jewish people’s experiences and perceptions of antisemitism.

Open vacancies

Senior Statistician
Application deadline: 23 April 2012

Latest speeches & articles

Speech to the conference 'Bringing the Charter to life'
Copenhagen, 15 March

Latest video
Fundamental Rights Conference 2011 - Trailer

Video interview with FRA Expert Niraj Nathwani about the FRA Symposium

Latest FRA publications
Factsheet: Inequalities and multiple discrimination in healthcare

Factsheet: Inequalities and multiple discrimination in healthcare
Febuary 2012

FRA Booklet: Who we are, what we do, how we do it

FRA Booklet: Who we are, what we do, how we do it
February 2012

The Racial Equality Directive: application and challenges

The Racial Equality Directive: application and challenges
January 2012

Fundamental Rights Conference 2011 - Summary conclusions by the FRA

Fundamental Rights Conference 2011 - Summary conclusions by the FRA
December 2011

FRA promotional postcard

Fundamental rights of migrants in an irregular situation in the European Union
November 2011

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