|European Commission calls on Member States to step up efforts on Roma integration||26/06/2013||Roma||
... "The Commission has analysed the progress made in 2012 in implementing national strategies on the basis of Member States' input, and contributions from experts and civil society, as well as findings brought out by the FRA”. ...
...“Finally, to help Member States measure progress on Roma integration, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) set up an ad hoc working group. Its main objective is to help participating Member States set up effective monitoring mechanisms to obtain reliable and comparable results”. ...
...“As highlighted by the working group on monitoring set up by the FRA, a monitoring system should be able to provide accurate feedback to governments at various levels: on the one hand, on progress towards the goals in the national strategy and in the local action plans; and on the other hand, on improvements in the socio-economic situation of Roma and in their fundamental rights compared to the majority population (monitoring ‘the gap’)”....
...“They are marginalised and mostly live in very bad socio-economic conditions. On average, only one in two Roma children attend pre-school or kindergarten; participation in education drops considerably after compulsory school with only 15% of young Roma adults completing upper-secondary education; on average, fewer than one in three Roma report to be in employment; 20 % are not covered by health insurance and 90 % are living below the poverty line. (findings of the FRA Roma pilot survey)”...
...“With the support of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and in line with applicable national and EU law, the Member States should define core indicators and data collection methods to measure progress on a regular basis, particularly at local level, enabling efficient reporting and comparison between the situation of Roma and non-Roma in and across Member States.”...
...“The Commission will report once a year in spring – next report will be in 2014 – to the European Parliament and to the Council on progress made on the four pillars of education, employment, health and housing, based on information provided by the Member States, on data collected by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency and on the contributions received from civil society organisations”....
|4th Annual report on immigration and asylum COM(2013) 422 final||17/06/2013||Asylum, immigration & integration of migrants||
Footnote 116: E.g., the guidance document "Apprehension of migrants in an irregular situation – fundamental rights considerations" developed by the Fundamental Rights Agency in 2012 should be taken into account in apprehension practices.
|Parliamentary questions: Answer given by Mrs Reding on behalf of the Commission E-003266-13||03/05/2013||Racism, xenophobia & related intolerance||
... "The Commission is also supporting the collection of data on experiences of hate crime by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency." ...
|Communication from the Commission - Establishing a European Law Enforcement Training Scheme - COM(2013) 172 final||27/03/2013||Human rights education||
specific references to the FRA, its current and future role in the context of police training
|Commission staff working document - Evidence on demographic and social Trends – Social Policies' Contribution to Inclusion, Empl||20/03/2013||Roma||
... "Ethnic minorities, including the Roma, are not identified in the EU-SILC. However, 2011 survey data provided by the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank show that Roma experience more severe poverty and social exclusion than other groups in the societies in which they live."...
|SWD (2012) 281 final - Commission Staff working document - on the implementation of the Action Plan on Unaccompanied Minors||28/09/2012||Asylum, immigration & integration of migrants||
IV. RECEPTION AND PROCEDURAL GUARANTEES
|Parliamentary questions - Answer given by Mrs Reding on behalf of the Commission (E-005192/2012)||28/06/2012||Racism, xenophobia & related intolerance||
... "The working definition of anti-Semitism developed by the Fundamental Rights Agency is not a legal text, but a guide for organisations that collect data on antisemitic incidents in order to increase the comparability of collected data. "...
|COM(2012) 286 final - The EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings 2012-2016||19/06/2012||Rights of the child||
2.1. PRIORITY A: Identifying, protecting and assisting victims of trafficking
2.4. PRIORITY D: Enhanced coordination and cooperation among key actors and policy coherence
To strengthen existing instruments, and building upon its past and on-going work on trafficking, in 2014 the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, will start to develop a tool, such as a handbook or a guide, to assist Member States in addressing fundamental rights issues specifically related to anti-trafficking policy and related actions, which will take into account relevant structures, processes, and outcomes and will focus on the rights of victims, incorporating a gender perspective and the best interests of the child. As a next step, the Commission will, through the future justice funding programmes assist Member States in implementing this tool."...
|Opinion on a possible EU awareness raising campaign on violence against women and girls (VAWG) - EC - EU Advisory Committee||23/05/2012||Gender||
|COM(2012) 226 final - Communication of 21 May 2012 on National Roma Integration Strategies: a first step in the implementation o||21/05/2012||Roma||
..."The EU's Fundamental Rights Agency will continue its surveys across the EU and work closely with the Member States to support them in developing robust national monitoring systems."...