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On 8 July, the FRA Director, Michael O'Flaherty, participated in the informal meeting of the Council’s Standing Committee on Operational Cooperation on Internal Security.
A new joint EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and Council of Europe note outlines the human rights standards that apply at European borders.
On 23 June, FRA jointly with the Spanish Maritime Rescue Agency delivered an awareness raising session on Search and Rescue at sea for staff from the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA).
FRA presented its EU LGBTI Survey results during a National Pride event in Finland on 30 June. The Finnish Ministry of Justice, Department for Democracy and Public Law, Autonomy and Equality organised the event.
FRA contributed to the annual training event on EU border management. The European Law Academy (ERA) and the European Coast and Border Guard Agency (Frontex) organised the event. FRA was part of a session on fundamental rights shared with the new Frontex Fundamental Rights Officer.
FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty addressed the European Economic and Social Committee’s Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship Section on 21 June. He presented different FRA tools that can support EESC members in their work.
Over 70 representatives from EU Member States, EU and UN agencies took part in a migrant children expert group meeting on 24 June.
FRA presented key findings at two events from its latest Coronavirus Bulletin on ensuring fair and equal access to vaccines for all. The first took place on 23 June, during a webinar hosted by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
FRA joined other EU justice and home affairs agencies in a European Commission meeting on the new 2021-2027 HOME Funds. The funds include the Asylum Migration and Integration Fund, the Border Management and Visa Instrument, and the Internal Security Fund.
On World Refugee Day on 20 June, the Council of Europe and the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) are joining forces to strengthen their cooperation on human rights protection at the European borders.