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Education, employment and gender: Roma survey results in focus

Three new reports just published by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights focus on different thematic areas of its Roma survey. Looking specifically at education, poverty and employment, and gender, the findings all point to widespread Roma exclusion, where Roma fare worse than their non-Roma neighbours. All three reports serve to provide the data needed to help make Roma inclusion efforts more targeted and inclusive.

Making the Charter of Fundamental Rights a living instrument

From 23 to 24 October a range of academic experts and practitioners met in Rome to discuss the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights’ impact and relevance especially in the area of social rights at the international conference ‘Making the Charter of Fundamental Rights a living instrument’.

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Eurofound and FRA consult with experts on disability statistics

The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound), in cooperation with FRA, will host an expert meeting to discuss future research on the rights and quality of life of people with disabilities in Dublin on 31 October.

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Interview with Joanna Goodey on Violence Against Women in Spain

Europa Press: The FRA recommends that Spain should open its Comprehensive Law on Measures of the Essential Protection against Domestic Violence to all forms of violence against women, including sexual assault and rape, and that it should centralise these actions into one department in order to have a global vision of the phenomenon and to improve its results. Goodey: “A government which is serious invests a lot of money in this matter, as it’s something which impacts on the whole of society”

Radio Debate on ”The added value of EU Agencies” broadcasted last Friday 17 OCT by ORF 1 “Europa Journal”: "EU-Agenturen - was tut ihr für die Menschen?" Drei Direktoren haben wir zum Gespräch gebeten: Christa Sedlatschek, Chefin der EU-Agentur für Arbeitsmedizin, Bernhard Url, Direktor für Lebensmittelsicherheit, und Wolfgang Götz, Chef der Europäischen Beobachtungsstelle für Drogen und Drogensucht. Mit ihnen spricht Agathe Zupan über TTIP, Ebola und Chrystal Meth.