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On 25 May, FRA took part in the Sub-Committee on Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly. The online hearing aimed to inform the Sub-Committee about relevant findings to enable them to define adequate future action.
FRA hosted a national roundtable discussion on 25 May on the role of the EU Fundamental Rights Charter in the EU. The European Commission Representation in Poland was FRA’s partner for the event.
On 20 May, FRA attended the third online meeting of the EU Migration Preparedness and Crisis Management Mechanism (Blueprint) Network.
FRA held an online webinar on 5 May with its National Liaison Officers on its upcoming Framework of Commitments for Human Rights cities.
FRA spoke to eu-LISA staff about the fundamental rights implications of the European Travel and Authorisation System. It drew on its Opinion on the fundamental rights impact of ETIAS and its research into large-scale EU IT migration systems. FRA rose awareness of the possible fundamental rights risks that can emerge if safeguards are not duly implemented.
On 18 May, FRA participated in the online meeting of the network of EU Agencies’ contact points on human trafficking.
The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) honoured FRA with its Inclusive Voices Award 2021.
Over 40 Embassies, Delegations and Permanent Missions all welcome 17 May as the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT), as a celebration of diversity and inclusion around the world.
Bis zur Gleichstellung von LGBTI ist es noch ein langer Weg. Der Internationale Tag gegen Homo-, Bi- und Transphobie (IDAHOBIT) am 17. Mai soll daran erinnern, die Diskriminierung und Gewalt zu bekämpfen, mit denen noch immer zu viele lesbische, schwule, bisexuelle, trans- und intersexuelle (LGBTI) Personen in ganz Europakonfrontiert sind.
The EU law enforcement training agency (CEPOL) gathered experts from EU Agencies and Member States to identify and discuss future training needs on information exchange and interoperability of EU IT systems.