On International Holocaust Remembrance day, FRA honours the memory of the victims and renews its calls for the EU and its Member States to increase their efforts to combat antisemitism, a phenomenon that shows no sign of waning.
The FRA Director, Michael O’Flaherty, addressed Members of the European Parliament in Brussels from 25-26 January for the first time in his capacity as the Agency’s head. It was a valuable opportunity to engage directly with MEPs to hear about their fundamental rights concerns and for them to keep abreast about FRA’s recent and ongoing work.
On 21 January, FRA held a train the trainers session in Madrid for project staff carrying out field research for the FRA project on biometrics in large-scale IT databases in the areas of asylum, borders and visa.
FRA took part in the ‘Promoting the multidisciplinary approach in addressing migrant smuggling’ conference in Amsterdam from 12 to 13 January that was jointly organised by the European Migration Network and the Dutch Presidency.