Background

An important part of the FRA’s research and output in this area includes the identification of examples of good practices across the EU that can serve as a basis for future improvements through EU legislation and at national level.

Access to justice is a cross-cutting issue for a number of thematic areas of the FRA’s work. For example, the FRA 2009 European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey (EU-MIDIS) showed that awareness of redress mechanisms (for discrimination) is very low, in particular among vulnerable groups such as minorities and immigrants.

Key among activities which cut across the various thematic areas – and with a close link to accessing justice – is the FRA’s work on human rights education and training. Tailored for and jointly developed with specific target audiences, education and training models support the implementation of fundamental rights and promotion of good practices. Through the development of material, implementation of training and contribution to existing training and curricula, the FRA contributes to supporting the training capacities of key stakeholders such as the European Commission; EU institutions, including agencies such as Frontex; NGOs and national institutions with a human rights remit.
 

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