The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has developed a new training module on ‘Gender, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation’ for EU and international protection case officers and policy/decision makers.
FRA participated at the ESRA conference from 13th to 17th July in Reykjavik, Iceland. The conference gathered survey researchers from Europe and beyond to present and discuss recent developments related to the methodological aspects of survey research.
Record numbers of migrants died as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe in 2014. Member States should therefore consider offering more legal possibilities for people in need of international protection to enter the EU, as viable alternatives to risky irregular entry. This is one of the conclusions from this year’s Annual report which looks at developments across the EU in many areas over 2014.
Often the fundamental rights of intersex people are not respected as they remain largely unrecognised in European societies. The mainstream approach, which recognises people as either male or female, impacts on law and policy, finds the latest research from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).
On 27 February, FRA held an informal expert review meeting in Vienna on FRA’s update of its comparative legal analysis of homophobia, transphobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity across the EU.