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On 19 October, FRA welcomed members of the Vienna NGO Committees on the Status of Women, on Sustainable Development and on Ageing.
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In an ever-changing and fast-moving world, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) must adapt to tackle current and future challenges. Its Strategic Plan 2023-2028 explains how it will rise to these challenges, promoting and protecting rights for all.
FRA will run an online information session on 18 October on FRA’s work on Ukraine.
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Civil society organisations in the European Union are still facing threats, due to laws, lack of funding and limited access to decision-making. But the latest findings from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) also reveal growing awareness and support to enable civil society better promote human rights and democracy.
On 12 October, FRA ran an online consultation on FRA’s work on the rights of people with disabilities.
FRA presented an overview of civic space challenges in the EU at the conference ‘Where do we stand with the European civil society strategy?’.
The EU Agency for Asylum (EUAA) held the final meetings of the working groups drafting standards and indicators on reception conditions and on asylum seekers in vulnerable situations.
FRA took part in the 11th meeting of the EU High Level group on combating hate speech and hate crime.
FRA’s Director was in Ireland from 26 to 27 September, where he gave a speech on protecting human rights in the digital age.
FRA held a webinar with CEPOL for law enforcement officers and prosecutors when in contact with children who are suspected or accused of crime.
FRA facilitated the equality data subgroup’s country visit to Finland. The visit took place on 9 October in Helsinki.
On 6 October, the EU Coordinator on Rights of the Child hosted European Commission representatives and EU Agencies for an update on the stage of implementation of the EU Strategy on the rights of the child.
FRA took part in the Annual Event of the EU Innovation Hub for Internal Security and a meeting of its Steering Group.
Practical tools to support guardians represent unaccompanied migrant children are now available. The two new booklets from the European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA) and the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) aim to equip guardians with the knowledge and support they need when interacting with EU asylum and reception authorities.
FRA will join a panel on inequality, human rights and development during the EU-Latin America and the Caribbean Policy Dialogue in Washington on 19 October.
The European Coalition for Corporate Justice will hold a debate on 11 October on unpacking the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive.
Over 28,100 people have died or been lost at sea in the Mediterranean since 2014 trying to reach safety. These figures from the International Organization for Migration underline the human tragedy haunting Europe. The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) tracks the ongoing struggles civil society face rescuing people in distress in the Mediterranean Sea.
FRA will deliver an online session on equality data collection as part of the Council of Europe’s InSchool project training programme.
The European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) will host a meeting in Brussels on 10 October on protecting environmental defenders.
FRA will host a joint workshop in Brussels with the European Committee of the Regions on long-term solutions for displaced people from Ukraine.