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FRA’s Director will address the General Affairs Council on 14 December. He will present the overview of antisemitic incidents recorded in the European Union 2010-2020.
Each year, FRA updates its overview of forced return monitoring systems across the EU. The overview of 2020 returns is now online.
On 8 December, the Agency presented its various criminal justice work to the Council Working Party on Judicial Cooperation on Criminal Matters (COPEN).
The Director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, Michael O’Flaherty, welcomes the launch of the Philanthropy Europe Association (Philea), the merger of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) and the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (Dafne), on 7 December 2021.
FRA hosted a webinar with the European Commission for its Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) about the EU Rule of Law mechanism and related stakeholder consultation.
FRA held an online information session together with the European Commission for its Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) about funding for projects related to the EU Fundamental Rights Charter and strategic litigation.
On 7 December, the FRA Director addressed the EU NGO Forum. This year it focused on a human rights-based recovery from the pandemic.
The FRA Director exchanged views with EU justice ministers during the Justice Council meeting on 10 December.
In this vlog, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty points to the urgent need to work towards a fairer society and asks us all, as we go forward, to work less for people in the struggle for equality, but much more with them.
Die Coronavirus-Pandemie hat erhebliche sozioökonomische Ungleichheiten in ganz Europa offenbart. Roma-Kinder, Migrantinnen und Migranten, Menschen mit Behinderungen – diese sind nur einige der bereits marginalisierten Gruppen, die nun auch noch besonders schwer unter den Auswirkungen der Pandemie zu leiden haben. Der Tag der Menschenrechte bietet die Gelegenheit, uns daran zu erinnern, wie durch den Abbau von Ungleichheiten gerechtere Gesellschaften und eine bessere Welt geschaffen werden können. Die Förderung von Rechten kann Millionen Menschen Hoffnung geben und ihre Möglichkeiten durch einen gleichberechtigten Zugang zu solchen Grundversorgungsdiensten wie Bildung, Beschäftigung und Gesundheitsversorgung verbessern.
FRA will join a webinar on 10 December organised by the municipality of Helsinki. The event will look at the human rights-based approach in local government and the Human Rights City initiative. FRA will introduce its framework for Human Rights Cities, how it is linked to EU policy developments and how it can support cities to reinforce human and fundamental rights.
Migrants and asylum applicants have the right to get information about why their fingerprints are collected in Eurodac, EU’s IT system for asylum seekers and apprehended migrants. To guide authorities, a joint leaflet on how to understandably explain what Eurodac does is now available in various EU languages.
Violence, exploitation, terrible living conditions or limited access to healthcare and education. These are the realities unaccompanied migrant children face in Europe. A new report from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) suggests steps the EU and its Member States should take to offer better protection to unaccompanied children and ensure their rights are respected.
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With profound regret, FRA announces the sudden passing of our much respected colleague and friend Esther Bichler.
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This year, FRA renews its cooperation with this human world 2021, an international human rights film festival.
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FRA and the Council of Europe will gather experts to support the publication of a joint handbook on European law relating to cybercrime and fundamental rights.
On 25 November, FRA spoke about the impact of the pandemic on people with disabilities. It drew from its Fundamental Rights Report 2021.
FRA attended the annual meeting of cooperation focal points of regional human rights mechanisms on 2 December. The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights organised the event. The meeting focused on how to coordinate the work of regional offices responsible for promoting and protecting human rights as well as cooperation with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
It is with great sadness that FRA notes the passing of the noted Czech human rights champion and former FRA Management Board member, Petr Uhl.
FRA will join a webinar on the rise of Human Rights Cities in the EU on 3 December.