The agency joined the 7th conference of ‘Shared Awareness and De-confliction in the Mediterranean’, organised by the EU Naval Force Mediterranean.
The agency took part in the annual coordination and planning meeting of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) Network of Courts and Tribunals.
The agency will contribute to discussions on promoting and protecting the rights of suspects and the accused in criminal proceedings during a meeting from 12 to 13 February in Budapest.
The agency took part in the 98th Meeting of National Contact Points of the European Migration Network (EMN).
The agency’s Scientific Committee will meet on 8 February at FRA. At this meeting, members will discuss FRA reports and have an exchange on current FRA research activities.
An internal cooperation meeting will be held on 7 February at the Council of Europe’s premises in Paris to step up and strengthen cooperation between the the European Commission, the agency and the Council of Europe in the area of child rights.
The Romanian EU Presidency has invited the Director to take part in the informal Justice and Home Affairs Council that will take place from 7 to 8 February in Bucharest.
On 6 February in Bratislava, the agency will speak at a high-level conference on combating antisemitism in the OSCE region about its findings on the experiences of Jewish people of hate crime and discrimination.
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The agency will present its handbook on European law relating to access to justice during a training seminar organised by the European Judicial Training Network.
The Advisory Panel of the agency’s Fundamental Rights Platform will convene from 5 to 6 February at FRA.
The agency will present its handbook on European law relating to access to justice during a training seminar organised by the European Judicial Training Network.
On 4 February, the European Investment Bank will host a civil society seminar in Luxembourg with its Board of Directors.
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On 1 February in Turin, the agency spoke about its work during a conference that sought to explore inter-institutional cooperation in combating hate crime.
On 30 and 31 January 2019, the agency co-hosted two training seminars on the Charter of Fundamental Rights in Zagreb, together with Croatia's Ombudswoman.
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The agency will join a panel debate on 31 January on how to improve reception and integration of unaccompanied children through family-based care.
FRA’s Director, Michael O’Flaherty, will give the opening address at a roundtable discussion on Artificial Intelligence and online hate speech on 31 January in Brussels.
At this year’s International Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference (CPDP) in Brussels from 31 January, the agency will introduce three strands of its research.
On 30 and 31 January, the agency will give a presentation on human rights indicators and National Human Rights Institutions in the EU to government officials and civil society in Taiwan.
On 30 January in Brussels, the agency will take part in a seminar on political participation organised by the European Parliament’s disability intergroup.