From 7 to 8 June, the Agency took part in a series of events supporting fundamental rights in Bugaria.
The OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Lamberto Zannier, together with the Director of his Office, Henrik Villadsen met the Agency’s Director Michael O´Flaherty at FRA on 6 June.
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From 9 to 11 June, the Agency took part in a European Ideas Lab in Ljubljana as part of the Aware And Active project coordinated by the Austrian National Agency Erasmus+ Youth in action.
The Academy of European Law (ERA) held a seminar in Trier on on 13 June on access to justice for people with disabilities during which the Agency presented its work.
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FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty opened the meeting of the FRP Advisory Panel on 14 June at FRA, providing an overview of the Agency’s recent and upcoming work. He highlighted the recently adopted FRA strategy, emphasising its increased focus on providing assistance, expertise and capacity building, particularly to EU Member State governments. After a brief overview of FRA’s ongoing projects and latest publications, he invited the Panel to use the two-day meeting to give input on how to further develop the FRP, both in view of increasing civil society consultation on and contributions to FRA projects, and in regard to the Platform’s potential role as a ‘protective space’ in a context of increasing challenges to civil society organisations across the EU.
Many of the 2.5 million domestic workers in the EU risk being exploited, unaware of their rights and unprotected by a lack of inspections monitoring how they are being treated, finds a new European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights paper. It also suggests ways to help combat exploitation.
On 14 June, the Agency will attend the Council’s Working Party on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Brussels.
The Advisory Panel of the Agency’s Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) will meet from 14 to 15 June in Vienna.
On 13 June, the Heads of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), European Police Office (Europol), European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA), European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), EU Judicial Cooperation Unit (Eurojust), European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex), EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), EU Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL), and the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) signed a Joint Statement to strengthen their commitment to a coordinated, coherent and comprehensive response to trafficking in human beings.
The FRA Director will join discussions on freedom of religion, antisemitism and Islamophobia during a joint meeting of the Council’s Working Parties on Human Rights (COHOM) and on Fundamental Rights, Citizens Rights and Free Movement of Persons (FREMP).
On 13 and 14 June the High Level group on combatting racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance will meet in Brussels.
The FRA Director’s will present the key findings of its Fundamental Rights Report 2018 at the Council of the EU on 12 June in Brussels.
The Agency will contribute to the seventh meeting of the Education and Training 2020 Working Group on promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education.
The FRA Director will introduce the Agency’s work to Members of the Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO) for the first time.
The Agency will present its work on business and human rights – access to remedies, at a multi-stakeholder consultation organised by the European External Action Service on 11 June in Brussels.
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The Agency emphasised the need to combat anti-Gypsysism and to ensure high quality education for Roma children during a public hearing on early school leaving among Roma.
In the latest edition of his video blog, FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty focuses on the importance of shifting perceptions towards a rights-based approach to ageing.
The Agency took part in the conference ‘SDGs, Climate and the Future of Europe’ on 31 May in Milan, organised by the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development.
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The Agency presented findings from its "challenges facing civil society working on human rights" report at a meeting of over 120 funders, foundations and philanthropists on 28 May in Brussels.
On 4 June, the Agency took part in the meeting of the Finnish Human Rights Delegation in Helsinki.