On March 14, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty addressed the International Parliamentary Conference on Combating Antisemitism at the Bundestag in Berlin underlining the effect that such crimes have on individuals and communities.
On 4 March, the Directors of FRA and the EU’s Border Agency, Frontex, met in Warsaw to discuss how the two agencies could further collaborate on strengthening fundamental rights, considering the unprecedented migratory pressures on the EU’s external borders.
FRA has been supporting the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) to develop a practical tool to support authorities responsible for conducting best interests assessments of children in the context of the relocation as required under the EU’s asylum acquis.
FRA is supporting the European Asylum Support Office in developing a training module on fundamental rights and international protection, alongside EU Member State experts and the EU Border Agency, Frontex.
Sexual harassment of women is not a new problem, even though it has emerged as a new issue since the events in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. On International Women’s Day, FRA joins the UN in calling for greater gender equality and points out that widespread harassment must be combated in order to make equality a reality in the workplace and elsewhere.