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FRA consults civil society on its human report defenders report

FRA held a consultation webinar on the upcoming report on how human rights defenders at risk in non-EU countries can enter and stay in the EU.

The webinar took place on 24 May. It drew 65 participants from across the EU and beyond.

It engaged with them on the risks defenders face, which situations may require their relocation to the EU, and how can they enter and stay in the EU under the existing visa rules.

Participants exchanged practices and resources in place in EU Member States to effectively support defenders.

FRA will present its report to the European Parliament in June.

FRA regularly holds such thematic webinars, to encourage civil society organisations to learn more about FRA’s activities, and connect with other human rights organisations and key players to exchange experiences and practices, and create synergies.