Michael O’Flaherty, Director, EU Agency for Fundamental Rights
FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty set the scene at the high-level conference on LGBTIQ Equality in the EU on 12 April 2023 in Stockholm, Sweden. His speech focuses on the experiences of LGBTIQ people and highlights what needs to be done to achieve LGBTIQ equality across Europe.
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The online data explorer for the FRA Roma Survey 2021 in 10 European countries is now available.
Michael O’Flaherty
FRA Director, Michael O'Flaherty, spoke at the “(Più) Partecipazione, Inclusione e Uguaglianza” event about the challenges Roma and Travellers face in Europe. In his speech, he suggested steps to ensure full respect for their human rights.
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In August 2022, the nine EU Agencies cooperating within the Justice and Home Affairs Agencies’ Network published a joint paper on how they have been supporting EU Member States and institutions in responding to the Russian military aggression against Ukraine and helping people affected and displaced by the war.
On 30 and 31 March, FRA participated at the International Public Information Directors Roundtable in Stockholm.
FRA joined the Spring Academy of the Asser Institute on AI and international law on 28 March.
FRA held a hybrid meeting with NHRIs and the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) from 21 to 22 March. FRA also invited its National Liaison Officers and EU Charter Focal Points.
On 30 March, FRA will deliver the keynote address opening day 2 of the Media Freedom Rapid Response Summit (MFRR).
The EU Asylum Agency organised the second meeting of working groups drafting standards and indicators on reception conditions and on asylum seekers in vulnerable situations.
On 28 March, FRA delivered presentations on fundamental rights for Europol’s guest officers who will be deployed to Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia.
On 29 March, the European Commission and the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) will convene a public round-table discussion on challenges to democracy posed by technological developments.
FRA developed practical guidance for cities to help them improve their efforts to respect human rights.
FRA’s general guidance on Establishing national independent mechanisms to monitor fundamental rights compliance at EU external borders is now out in Croatian, English, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish and Spanish.
On 28 February, FRA attended the European Migration Network (EMN)'s National Contact Points meeting.
On 24 March, FRA attended a project meeting on EU situational awareness, early warning and forecasting capacity development.
FRA spoke during a debate on the Spanish Ministry of Equality’s proposal to add information on racial or ethnic origin in a nationwide survey.
FRA held its regular meeting with the National Liaison Officers (NLOs) online on 23 March.
FRA participated in the first meeting in 2023 of the EU Justice and Home Affairs Agencies’ Network in Valetta on 17 March.
FRA will take part in the closing conference for the national projects supported by the European Structural and Investment Funds focusing on Roma inclusion.
On 24 March, FRA will welcome a group of students from the University of Szeged’s Faculty of Law and Political Sciences.