FRA Newsletter April 2015

13/04/15

 

 

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Roma inclusion efforts must be intensified

World Roma Day on 8 April is a day for celebrating the many ways that people of Roma origin enrich our diverse European societies. However, it is also a day when we should remember their persecution and discrimination in Europe through the centuries.

In 2015, this day serves as a timely reminder that in order to honour its past commitments, the European Union and its Member States must intensify their efforts to ensure the fundamental rights of all Roma in the EU are fully respected and fulfilled.

"Evidence shows that many Roma continue to suffer social exclusion and discrimination in key areas of social life, such as employment, education, health and housing," said FRA Interim Director Constantinos Manolopoulos. "These phenomena are intrinsically linked to the racism and intolerance against Roma in many communities across the EU. Anti-Roma prejudice and racism undermine social inclusion efforts and community cohesion, and must be tackled decisively alongside efforts to improve their socio-economic conditions."

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Helping to tackle childhood abuse in Sweden
13-14 April 

Advisory Panel of FRA’s civil society platform meets in Vienna
13-14 April

FRA meeting with civil society experts on violence against children with disabilities
14-15 April

News

♦ FRA bids farewell to Director Morten Kjaerum

♦ FRA takes part in discussion on threats to fundamental rights in the EU

♦ FRA holds second meeting of Working Party on combating hate crime

♦ New Chairperson of FRA’s Management Board takes office

♦ New FRA Executive Board takes office

♦ FRA transgender health data discussed at European Trans Health conference

♦ Values threatened by hate speech must be reinforced

♦ Danish Parliamentary hearing debates whether EU founding values are under pressure

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Latest Publications
Equal protection for all victims of hate crime - The case of people with disabilities

Equal protection for all victims of hate crime - The case of people with disabilities

March 2015

 

Legal entry channels to the EU for persons in need of international protection: a toolbox

Legal entry channels to the EU for persons in need of international protection: a toolbox

March 2015

Embedding fundamental rights in the security agenda

Embedding fundamental rights in the security agenda

February 2015

 

Reactions to the Paris attacks in the EU: fundamental rights considerations

Reactions to the Paris attacks in the EU: fundamental rights considerations

February 2015

 

An EU internal strategic framework for fundamental rights: joining forces to achieve better results

An EU internal strategic framework for fundamental rights: joining forces to achieve better results

February 2015 

Maps & infographics

Mapping child protection systems in the EU - Data and maps

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Why are victim support services important to people in the EU?

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FRA in the news

EU regrets Roma integration a long way off

Eur Activ
Belgium 08/04/2015

Morten Kjaerum: "Der Zorn auf Muslime schwächt ganz Europa"

Der Standard
Austria 02/04/2015

Strategien im Umgang mit IS-Heimkehrern: Radio interview with Morten Kjaerum

ORF.at
Austria 20/03/2015

As Another Weekend Of Anti-Semitism Sweeps Europe, Jews Weigh Their Options

Think Progress
USA 24/03/2015

Wir müssen die Werte stärken, die durch Hassreden infrage gestellt werden

02elf.net
Germany 22/03/2015

Transgender issues: Belgians enduring violence, discrimination, and difficulties finding work

The Brussels Times
Belgium 11/03/2015

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Speeches

Fundamental values and the rule of law
Speaker: Morten Kjaerum, Former FRA Director

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