Day 1

Time Description

Registration and welcome coffee

Plenary session I

Chair of the meeting: Friso Roscam Abbing, Head of Communication Department, FRA




Five years of close cooperation with civil society: Stock-taking and the road ahead

Interactive discussion in the plenary


Keynote address - Europe for citizens: the role of civil society

Questions and answers

11:00-11:30 Coffee break
Presentation: Pilot mobile web tool on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

Victims' rights and under-reporting: How can we further cooperation between national human rights institutions, equality bodies and civil society?

National human rights institutions, equality bodies as well as civil society organisations play a vital role in protecting and promoting fundamental rights. How can we make the best use of synergies between their activities? How can we encourage cooperation in different areas of work? To open up new opportunities for cooperation, a number of national human rights institutions and equality bodies will join the meeting. Drawing on the results of numerous FRA studies, the discussions will address common challenges and explore solutions related to the rights of victims, access to justice and under-reporting. A panel debate with guest speakers and FRP participants will be followed by interactive discussions with the audience.


  • Massimo Toschi, Programme manager responsible for cooperation with civil society, national human rights institutions, equality bodies and ombudspersons, FRA


  • Jozef De Witte, Chair of the Board of EQUINET and Executive Director of the Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism, Belgium
  • Alan Miller, Chair of the European Group of National Human Rights Institutions and Chair of the Scottish Human Rights Commission, United Kingdom
  • Alicja Gluszek, Executive Board Member, La Strada Foundation against trafficking in persons and slavery, Poland
  • Joanna Goodey, Head of Freedoms and Justice Department, FRA

13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 17:15

'The floor is yours'

'The floor is yours' invites participants to present ideas, projects or issues that are important to the fundamental rights debate in the EU and to discuss these with other participants. Representatives from national human rights institutions and equality bodies will also host a number of workshops.

Plenary session II
17:15 - 18:00

Presentation by candidates for the Advisory Panel of the FRP


Evening reception

Day 2

Time Description

Elections of the Advisory Panel

Election registration
Welcome coffee

Plenary session III
09:30 - 11:00

Multiple discrimination - mainstreaming intersectionality into fundamental rights work

Discrimination all too often takes place on multiple grounds. So-called multiple discrimination, however, is not recognised in legal provisions on either EU or national levels and is therefore difficult to address in practice. This session aims to raise awareness about the vulnerabilities resulting from the intersection of ethnic origin, age, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation and religion. It will seek to explore the need for action from European to grassroots levels. Discussions will highlight some practical challenges in providing adequate protection against discrimination. The panel debate will address existing legal gaps and ask how civil society organisations and other actors in the fundamental rights field can address the issue of discrimination on multiple grounds more effectively in their work.




11:00-11:30 Coffee break
Presentation: Pilot mobile web tool on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

Thematic workshops with the FRA

This session aims to offer participants an up-close look at the agency's work and invite civil society organisations to contribute to specific FRA projects. In total, 12 workshops will discuss on-going FRA projects and ask for feedback on potential future activities.

Plenary session IV

Announcement of the new members of the Advisory Panel


Closing remarks

13:30-14:30 Lunch

Meeting of the new Advisory Panel 2012-2013

Meeting Organisation



FRP 2012 - Programme