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On 8 November in Brussels, the Agency gave a presentation on human rights indicators on the right to political participation at a thematic meeting on participation of people with disabilities in political parties.
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The Agency presented its work on 7 November in Brussels during the monthly meeting of the Belgian Human Rights Platform.
New and persisting fundamental rights concerns in a number of EU Member States remain a feature of the migration situation in Europe, according to the FRA’s latest monthly report. Overcrowding, immigrant detention, particularly of migrant children, and asylum processing delays are just some of the challenges highlighted.
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It will be an opportunity to get an update on the work of each other’s institution and exchange views on general developments in the fundamental rights landscape across the EU.
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How to promote civic and political participation of migrants and their descendants in the EU will feature during a roundtable expert meeting on civic and political rights of migrants.
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The Agency’s Director Michael O’Flaherty will exchange views on fundamental rights with MEPs of the European Parliament Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group in the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) on 15 November in Strasbourg.
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The Agency will run a workshop on discriminatory violence during the European Forum for Urban Security 6th international conference.
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The FRA Director, Michael O’Flaherty, will visit the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on 14 November.
The Agency will present its work on gender-based violence at an International Conference on Data Collection and Research on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence: Precondition for Efficient Policy Making organised by the Czech government on 14 November in Prague.
The Agency will present the findings from its report on surveillance by intelligence services during a workshop in Grenoble on 14 November on oversight.
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From 14 to 15 November, the Agency will take part in Eurofound’s Foundation Forum 2017 in Dublin from 14 to 15 November.
Widespread gender-based violence, hate and discrimination continue to threaten the well-being and ability of women to live full and active lives in society, as a new paper by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) shows. It calls for renewed and stronger efforts by the EU and its Member States to promote gender equality and change societal attitudes to help eradicate discrimination and violence towards women.
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On the 10th anniversary of the landmark judgment of the European Court of Human Rights on the segregation of Roma children in education, equality and human rights organizations call for a redoubling of efforts to bring children together in the spirit of Europe’s commitment to dignity, equality and human rights.
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The sixth International Roma Women’s Conference took place from 6 to 7 November at the Council of Europe.
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The Head of the Agency’s Fundamental Rights Promotion Department spoke of the need to develop an action plan against online hatred during this year’s Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon on 7 November.
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The Agency met representatives from the Finnish Ministry of Justice and the Human Rights Centre in Helsinki on 6 November to discuss deeper cooperation in the context of FRA’s Fundamental Rights Survey.
The Agency provided fundamental rights input to discussions at the 8th meeting of the Council of Europe’s expert committee on administrative detention of migrants, operating under the supervision of its European Committee on Legal Cooperation.
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The Agency took part in a seminar on ‘Applying the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU’ from 6 to 7 November.
FRA contributed to a training session on return issues for Schengen evaluators on 23 and 24 October in Budapest.
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The Agency gave a presentation in Lancut, Poland, on 19 October on the fundamental rights obligations of using European Structural and Investment funds.