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Michael O’Flaherty
There is no arguing anymore that it is a matter of straightforward international human rights law that the state must foster a thriving civil society. So first and foremost, we are calling for respect for the law.
In den vergangenen zehn Jahren wurden neue Rechtsvorschriften und Strategien für die Grundrechte verabschiedet und spezialisierte Einrichtungen geschaffen. Trotzdem bleiben grundrechtliche Herausforderungen bestehen und Rechte werden angegriffen. Dies ist Beleg für eine fehlende Grundrechtekultur quer durch Institutionen und Gesellschaften, wie die Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte (FRA) in ihrem Grundrechtebericht 2017 aufzeigt.
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Michael O’Flaherty
Human rights are the ethical bricks and mortar on which Europe was rebuilt after the Second World War. They ensure that the state fulfils its task of protecting the wellbeing of its people, and at the same time they help to make sure that democracy does not turn into mob rule. ** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY **
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This playlist contains video clips from each locality which took part in the Local Engagement for Roma Inclusion (LERI) research.
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The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) explores what works and what doesn’t when it comes to Roma inclusion at the local level.
Michael O'Flaherty
The Agency's Director addressed the High-level expert group on information systems and interoperability in Brussels on 25 April where he underlined that interoperability is not intrinsically a fundamental rights violation but requires adequate safeguards and mechanisms to ensure the rights set out in the EU's Fundamental Rights Charter are upheld without exception for everyone entering and residing in the EU.
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Friso Roscam Abbing
The Agency spoke at the Salzburg Forum conference on shaping our common future in Sarajevo on 7 April. The event builds on the Forum’s previous conferences and the Vienna Declaration on tackling violent extremism and terrorism. It will examine Europe’s common values and fundamental rights and the challenges posed by extremism and terrorism.

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Ioannis Dimitrakopoulos
Three years ago, in October 2014, the President of the Commission said to the European Parliament that he wants Europe to have a social triple-A rating, because that is just as important as an economic and financial triple-A. Three years remain to the end of Europe 2020; enough time to make a tangible difference to people lives by making bold changes and by investing our resources wisely.
Um im digitalen Zeitalter Aufstachelung zum Hass zu verhindern und Hassreden zu bekämpfen, sei es wichtig, durch Erziehung und einen wirksamen positiven Diskurs Inklusion und gegenseitigen Respekt zu fördern. Dies unterstrichen die Leiter der drei europäischen Menschenrechtsinstitutionen in einer gemeinsamen Erklärung zum heutigen Tag für die Beseitigung der Rassendiskriminierung.
Miltos Pavlou, Senior Programme Manager at the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, talks about the participation of migrants and their descendants in the EU.
Drohende schulische Segregation, Diskriminierung und Hindernisse bei der politischen Teilhabe können unüberwindbare Hindernisse für die gesellschaftliche Integration von Migrantinnen und Migranten in der EU darstellen. Dies zeigt ein neuer Bericht der Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte (FRA). Der Bericht untersucht Strategien zur Integration von Migratinnen und Migranten in der gesamten EU und zeigt, welche der aktuellen politischen Maßnahmen erfolgreich waren und welche nicht. Zudem empfiehlt der Bericht Änderungen, um Europa und seinen Zusammenhalt zu stärken.
This infographic illustrates some of the main issues when it comes to integrating migrants and their descendants in the EU.
Michael O’Flaherty
The EU and its Member States need to pay more attention to the integration of those living “rightfully and legitimately in the EU”, as the Commission puts it, as well as those who are or can find themselves in an irregular situation. These people are entitled to certain basic rights shared by all. But often they live and work in the shadows, denied their rights and particularly vulnerable to discrimination, exploitation and marginalisation.
This video message by Ulrike Lunacek, Vice-President of the European Parliament, was recorded on the occasion of FRA's 10th anniversary.
In 2017 and beyond, the Fundamental Rights Agency will focus on today’s most urgent human rights quandaries, from migration and asylum, through xenophobia and discrimination, to the very contemporary challenges of privacy, surveillance and hate speech in the digital age.
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Frauke Lisa Seidensticker
The Agency is in a key position to give a voice to those people across the European Union who are most frequently the target of discrimination and hatred. Many of them are at the margins of our society. But the rights of those at the very centre of our society are also under threat, for example through the tools of the digital age which, in spite of their huge advantages, also open the door to online hate speech and unbridled state surveillance, both of which we have seen too often recently.
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Michael O’Flaherty
Over the last 10 years, we have given a voice to our primary clients, the rights holders living in Europe. We have achieved much in these 10 years, which I think deserves proper credit. We have delivered badly needed data, which otherwise would not be available to the policy makers who make the laws that shape our lives.
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Government officials, diplomats, civil society representatives and those charged with making human rights relevant for the general public will come together on 28 February in Vienna to mark the 10th anniversary of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights.
Press Release
Die Zeiten sind gegenwärtig schwierig für die Menschenrechte. Zum zehnten Jahrestag ihres Bestehens lädt die Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte (FRA) zu einer Diskussionsveranstaltung ein: Um Bilanz zu ziehen, welche Erfolge in den vergangenen zehn Jahren in der Europäischen Union auf dem Gebiet der Menschenrechte erzielt wurden, aber auch um zu beleuchten, welche großen Herausforderungen noch anstehen. HauptrednerInnen werden unter anderen der österreichische Bundespräsident Alexander Van der Bellen und die EU-Kommissarin für Justiz, Věra Jourová, sein.
Kinder, die in Gerichtsverfahren involviert sind, haben oft Angst und fühlen sich übergangen und schlecht informiert. Dies offenbart ein neuer Bericht der Agentur der Europäischen Union für Grundrechte (FRA). Der bahnbrechende Bericht fragte Kinder in den EU-Mitgliedstaaten nach ihren Erfahrungen und Ansichten und kann so zeigen, wie viel Arbeit noch vor uns liegt, bis unser Justizsystem kinderfreundlich wird.