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As part of the EU Delegation, FRA joined the 8th plenary meeting of the Council of Europe’s Committee on artificial intelligence (CAI) on 5-8 December 2023 in Strasbourg.
From 5 to 8 December 2023, FRA participated in the Grand Final of the Themis competition – moot court for judicial trainees organized by the European Judicial Training Network.
On 6-8 December 2023, the Greek Ministry of Migration and Asylum in collaboration with the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the EU Asylum Agency (EUAA) provided a training of trainers on guardianship for unaccompanied children.
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On 8 December, FRA contributed to discussion on human rights compliant asylum procedures in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons. FRA reported about obstacles in accessing asylum procedures at EU’s external borders as described in its report Asylum and migration:
On 10-11 December, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) took part in the Human Rights Conference organised by the city of Vienna. Highlighting the Agency’s long-standing partnership with the city of Vienna, FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty delivered opening remarks on the role of cities in protecting and promoting human rights.
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Der Verwaltungsrat der EU-Agentur für Grundrechte (FRA) hat Sirpa Rautio zur neuen Direktorin der Agentur ernannt.
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FRA Director, Michael O’Flaherty, delivers a keynote speech during the 14th Warsaw Human Rights Seminar on 24 October.
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The Agency’s Executive Board and Management Board will meet from 13 to 15 December.
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Längerfristige Planung, bessere Informationsvermittlung und eine flexiblere Verwaltung würden die lokalen Behörden dabei unterstützen, Geflüchteten aus der Ukraine besseren Zugang zu Wohnraum, Bildung, Beschäftigung und Gesundheitsversorgung in der EU zu verschaffen, heißt es in einem Bericht der Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte (FRA). Darin wird untersucht, wie die Behörden auf die noch nie dagewesene Aktivierung der EU-Richtlinie über vorübergehenden Schutz reagiert haben. Es werden bewährte Verfahren aufgezeigt und Vorschläge gemacht, wie die Behörden die zahlreichen gemeinsamen Herausforderungen bewältigen können.
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The CharterXchange is a forum for legal practitioners and stakeholders to explore current and potential applications of the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights and its role in driving positive changes for people’s rights. It will convene annually in December.
FRA took part in the first meeting of the Council of Europe consultation group focusing on children from Ukraine. The meeting focused on applicable law, guardianship, reception and mental health programmes.
In Madrid on 30 November, FRA took part in the European Platform for Roma Inclusion, a regular event organised since 2009.
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On 5 December, FRA presented key developments in terms of fundamental rights for asylum seekers and migrants during the plenary meeting of the EU Migration Preparedness and Crisis Blueprint.
On 7 December, FRA took part in a meeting of the European Commission’s Interservice Group on Child Rights. The meeting discussed the Commission’s recommendation on integrated child protection systems, planned for the first quarter 2024.
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FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2023 reviews major fundamental rights developments in 2022, identifying achievements and areas of concern. It also presents FRA’s opinions on these developments.
FRA took part in a Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU seminar on women and justice.
FRA presented its work and institutional cooperation on civic space at an internal forum of the European Commission’s NEAR Directorate-General. It also spoke about its work on entry, stay and support in the EU for human rights defenders.
Between 20 and 21 November, FRA joined senior representatives of the nine EU Justice and Home Affairs Agencies in Malta. The Agencies’ representatives took stock of the implementation of the five thematic priorities of the EU Asylum Agency’s 2023 Presidency of the network.
FRA’s presented its work on antisemitism at the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Plenary meeting.
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FRA will take part in the International Conference on Human Rights of Older Persons 2023. FRA will present the findings of its report on the fundamental rights of older people and ensuring access to digital public services.