FRA Newsletter - July 2012

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11 June: FRA invited to Commission inter-service group on fundamental rights

Positive developments made in 2011 but the EU and its Member States still face challenges (20 June)

The FRA officially launched its Annual Report 2011 in the European Parliament at the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) in Brussels on 20 June.

For more information, see the full report as well as the highlights.

Open vacancies Events and launches: Highlights

Call for Expressions of Interest for the Members of the Scientific Committee of the FRA
Application deadline: 11 July 2012

Council of the EU reaffirms the importance of the FRA for its work (26 June)

The Council of the EU has stated its appreciation of the work of the FRA in raising awareness about the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights.


FRA presents opinion on property consequences of registered partnerships to the European Parliament (19 June)

On 18 June, the FRA presented its opinion on the property consequences of registered partnerships to Members of the European Parliament in the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI).


FRA update on the situation of antisemitism in the EU (18 June)

The FRA's eighth update on the situation of antisemitism in the EU is now available online. The update assembles statistical data covering the period 1 January 2001-31 December 2011 on antisemitic incidents collected by supranational, governmental and non-governmental sources.


On the occasion of the International Refugee Day the FRA calls for swift agreement on a common asylum system (20 June)

There is a strong need to find a swift agreement on the creation of a Common European Asylum System that fully respects the right to asylum and the right to liberty, says the FRA on the occasion of International Refugee Day on 20 June.


New FRA S’cool Agenda 2012-13 now available (6 July)

S'cool Agenda 2012-2013 The fifth and latest edition of the FRA S'cool Agenda will be available from 6 July. This attractive easy-to-use agenda aims to raise awareness about fundamental rights among 12-to-18-year-olds.

Latest speeches & articles

Speech to the EU Symposium for OSCE Ambassadors
Vienna, 22 June

Welcome address at the international conference on "Autonomy and inclusion"
Copenhagen, 7 June

FRA in the news

Ilze Brands Kehris, FRA: In this difficult economic period, the EU must protect fundamental rights more than ever
Calea Europeana (Romania), 21 June

Ethnic discrimination, 'a reality across the EU', according to a report
Le Point (France), 20 June

Crisis to increase attacks to migrants in Europe
Sol (Portugal), 15 June

Latest videos

FRA Annual Report 2011

Latest FRA publications
The Racial Equality Directive: application and challenges

Choice and control: the right to independent living
June 2012

Fundamental Rights Conference 2011 - Summary conclusions by the FRA

Involuntary placement and involuntary treatment of persons with mental health problems
June 2012

Factsheet: FRA survey of Jewish people’s experiences and perceptions of antisemitism

Factsheet: FRA survey of Jewish people’s experiences and perceptions of antisemitism
March 2012

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

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