FRA facilitated the equality data subgroup’s country visit to Finland. The visit took place on 9 October in Helsinki.
On 6 October, the EU Coordinator on Rights of the Child hosted European Commission representatives and EU Agencies for an update on the stage of implementation of the EU Strategy on the rights of the child.
FRA took part in the Annual Event of the EU Innovation Hub for Internal Security and a meeting of its Steering Group.
Practical tools to support guardians represent unaccompanied migrant children are now available. The two new booklets from the European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA) and the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) aim to equip guardians with the knowledge and support they need when interacting with EU asylum and reception authorities.
FRA will join a panel on inequality, human rights and development during the EU-Latin America and the Caribbean Policy Dialogue in Washington on 19 October.
The European Coalition for Corporate Justice will hold a debate on 11 October on unpacking the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive.
Over 28,100 people have died or been lost at sea in the Mediterranean since 2014 trying to reach safety. These figures from the International Organization for Migration underline the human tragedy haunting Europe. The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) tracks the ongoing struggles civil society face rescuing people in distress in the Mediterranean Sea.
The European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) will host a meeting in Brussels on 10 October on protecting environmental defenders.
FRA will deliver an online session on equality data collection as part of the Council of Europe’s InSchool project training programme.
FRA will host a joint workshop in Brussels with the European Committee of the Regions on long-term solutions for displaced people from Ukraine.
FRA presented its report on how to prevent and respond to deaths at sea to the European Contact Group on Search and Rescue on 2 October.
FRA took part in the 2023 International Digital Security Forum in Vienna on 20 September.
On 2 October, FRA contributed to a CEPOL train-the-trainers event on EU Information Systems and Interoperability.
The Council of Europe held a preparatory meeting on 4 October of the Consultation Group on the Children of Ukraine.
On 29 September, FRA provided fundamental rights insights during the final conference of the SHARED project.
On 10 October, FRA will welcome the Seniors Office of the City of Vienna.
The Vice Chair of FRA's Management Board, Rick Lawson, will speak on behalf of the FRA Director at the 10-years Anniversary event of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions.
FRA Director will visit the Council of Europe on 5 October in Strasbourg.
FRA will take part in a contingency plan exercise organised by the Finnish Border Guard in Helsinki and Southeast Finland.
Michael O’Flaherty
FRA Director, Michael O’Flaherty delivers a keynote to the opening plenary of the OSCE Human Dimension Conference in Warsaw on 2 October.