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FRA steps up migration work in response to ongoing tragedies

Following the latest tragedy in which more than 70 migrants suffocated in a lorry that was abandoned on the Austrian motorway, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) expresses its shock and reiterates its calls for the fundamental rights of all those reaching the EU to be respected.

Initial data from mapping child protection systems in French and German

Data on national child protection systems in 28 EU Member States has now also been made available online in French and German. FRA carried out the mapping to understand how the systems work, and to identify common challenges and promising practices in all Member States.

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FRA presents research on the cost of migrant healthcare

FRA will launch its report ‘The cost of exclusion from healthcare – the case of migrants in an irregular situation’ at the annual conference of the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) on 3 September.
06/09/2015 to 09/09/2015

European conference on domestic violence

FRA will give a keynote speech and present the Agency’s survey on violence against women at the European Conference on Domestic Violence, which takes place from 6 to 9 September in Belfast.
19/11/2015 to 20/11/2015

Connecting to strengthen fundamental rights

On 19-20 November, FRA will bring together some of its key national stakeholders for a meeting in Vienna entitled ‘Connecting to strengthen fundamental rights’.

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Deutsche Welle: According to the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), labor migrants from non-EU nations experience pretty much the same across the continent. While the exploitation of workers in Germany mostly takes place in the building and meat processing industries as well as in the nursing sector because of dubious subcontractors, FRA says such violations are also much in evidence in the agriculture, forestry and fishing industries across Europe. But concrete figures documenting such exploitation are not available. "Those crimes occur in the dark, and there's obviously a high number of unreported cases," says the FRA's Katya Andrusz. "We've come to pay much attention to fair-trade labels, a 'Fair Work' label could also give us more transparency on the labor market," she stressed.
FRA Spokesperson Blanca Tapia discussed the findings of FRA's Violence Against Women Survey on the Radio Euskadi programme Boulevard, focusing in particular on partner/non partner physical & sexual violence, and on the differing levels of awareness among EU Member States. The interview, which was conducted in Spanish can be streamed on the Radio Euskadi website, between 10:40 and 11:00 am on the recording.
Civil unions, 7 couples entered in the register
Ad oggi sono sette le coppie iscritte nel Registro delle unioni civili il 29 aprile scorso, a partire dalla prima iscritta il 13 maggio. E’ il sindaco di Rimini Andrea Gnassi ad offrire il dato, commentando il dibattito in Senato sulla legge Cirinnà sulle unioni civili. “Pietoso e meschino”. Sono questi i due aggettivi con i quali il sindaco di Rimini Andrea Gnassi definisce il quadro politico relativo agli “emendamenti in cui l’unione civile viene offesa e sostituita da decine di definizioni dallo spirito goliardico”. Gnassi giudica “pesanti” le parole dei senatori, che “danno nell’occhio tanto da spingere l’Agenzia per i diritti fondamentali dell’Unione europea a definire l’Italia uno dei paesi dove maggiore è il tasso di discriminazione omofoba”.