The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) provides independent, evidence-based advice to policy-makers, to help ensure full respect for fundamental rights across the EU, for everyone. To this end, the Agency collects and analyses information and data on a range of fundamental rights issues, provides assistance and expertise to EU Institutions and to EU Member States’ governments, raises rights awareness, communicates its findings and strengthens cooperation and ties between fundamental rights actors.
The Justice, Digital and Migration Unit’s work is divided thematically into projects and related activities across three Sectors: (1) Justice and Security, (2) Data and Digital, and (3) Migration and Asylum. The Unit’s work consists of socio-legal research and activities across these three themes, which includes desk research and in-depth qualitative fieldwork. The Unit is also responsible for some of the Agency’s large-scale quantitative surveys – namely on violence against women and antisemitism.
The Unit undertakes targeted capacity building in specific areas that builds on the Agency’s research results and in-house expertise. In the course of developing, carrying out and disseminating the Unit’s work – and to ensure its relevance to law and policy – staff engage closely with other EU Agencies and different EU institutions, and seek input from experts and representatives from various international and national organisations in specific fields.