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 will introduce the Agency’s work to Members of the Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO) for the first time.
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 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.
The EU Framework for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), for which the Agency is the secretariat, and national frameworks held their annual meeting on 28 May in Brussels.
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EU trends in Roma inclusion based on the FRA 2011 and 2016 surveys featured during a meeting of the Council of Europe’s Ad Hoc Committee of Experts On Roma And Traveller Issues.
Globalchild, the child rights global monitoring platform, will hold a meeting of its Indicators Development Team and Reference Group in Geneva on 8 June.
The Agency is preparing its second EU-wide LGBTI survey.
Nearly 60% of Europeans consider being old a disadvantage when looking for work. Societies often view older people as burdens. Too often we overlook the basic human rights of our older people. This year, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in its 2018 Fundamental Rights Report explores how a rights-based approach towards respect for older people is starting to happen.
The OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Lamberto Zannier will meet the FRA Director at the Agency on 6 June.
The Agency will draw on its work to explore the links between rights of people with disabilities and older people during AGE Platform Europe’s annual conference in Brussels on 6 June.
The Agency will present its work on business and human rights – access to remedies at a UN conference in Bangkok from 4 to 6 June.