Director's video blog

Join FRA Director, Michael O'Flaherty, as each month he explores some of the key fundamental rights challenges that urgently need addressing in the EU.

08/11/2019

Antisemtism in Europe

Video blog by Michael O'Flaherty on antisemitism in Europe and the need to gather more data about the situation.

Read our latest overview on data available in the EU 2008–2018>>

18/10/2019

Situation in Greek hotspots

Michael O'Flaherty reports back from his visit to the asylum seeker facility in Lesbos and calls for the support of all EU Member States to improve in particular the situation of unaccompanied children.

14/09/2019

Human rights situation in Europe

Video blog by Michael O'Flaherty on the current human rights situation in Europe. Glass half empty or glass half full?

12/07/2019

Rescue in the Mediterranean

FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty focuses on the migration situation in the Mediterranean Sea and makes three proposals that are urgently needed.

14/06/2019

Europride

Michael O'Flaherty focuses on the EuroPride and the need to stand up for the fundamental rights of the LGBTIQ community.

Participate in our survey to share your experiences EU LGBTI survey>>

13/05/2019

Press freedom

FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty focuses on press freedom and the importance of an independent media for the society.

Read more in the Director's latest speech on media for democracy>>

 

10/04/2019

Ageism

Michael O'Flaherty focuses on the most common form of discrimination in the EU.

Find out more about the issue in our recent report Shifting perceptions: towards a rights‑based approach to ageing>>

18/03/2019

Hate crime against Muslims

Just three days after the atrocious terrorist attack in New Zealand FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty talks about hate crime against Muslims.

 

13/02/2019

European values

Michael O'Flaherty focuses on European values in the context of the 10th anniversary of the Charter of Fundamental Rights.

Find out more about the EU Charter>>

15/01/2019

What to watch out for in 2019

FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty talks about the challenges and projects coming for 2019.

Read more in our news item >>

 

10/12/2018

Antisemitism

Michael O'Flaherty focuses on the situation of the Jewish community living in the EU

Read our latest report on Experiences and perceptions of antisemitism>>

22/11/2018

Independent Living

FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty talks about empowering people with disabilities to be full and independent members of the community.

Report on this topic >>

17/10/2018

Child Poverty in the EU

Michael O'Flaherty focuses on ways to guarantee that no child is left without adequate healthcare, access to education and the basics for human dignity and survival.

Read our latest report on Combating child poverty>>

17/09/2018

Fundamental Rights Forum

In the latest edition of his video blog, FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty talks about the Fundamental Rights Forum 2018.

Visit the Fundamental Rights Forum 2018 website >>

16/07/2018

Standing up for Human Rights

Michael O'Flaherty focuses on ways to push back challenges to our human rights system.

21/06/2018

Rights-based approach to ageing

In the latest edition of his video blog, FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty focuses on the importance of shifting perceptions towards a rights-based approach to ageing.

Read Fundamental Rights Report 2018 Focus Chapter on Shifting perceptions: towards a rights‑based approach to ageing>>

9/05/2018

Data protection

Michael O'Flaherty focuses on the challenges of delivering the right to privacy in a digitalised world.

See upcoming legal handbook that offers guidance on key data protection issues >>

21/02/2018

Roma

Michael O'Flaherty focuses on the situation of the Roma community living in the EU.

Read report >>

5/03/2018

Communicating rights

Michael O'Flaherty focuses on bolstering our human rights communications to underline why human rights matter to us all.

Find out more in panel discussion at Human Rights Council side event on ‘Beyond Jargon: Reframing our communication on human rights’ >>

21/02/2018

Five migration issues that need urgent action

In this second edition Michael O'Flaherty talks about the protection of human and fundamental rights of migrants.

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17/01/2018

Challenges facing civil society in EU

Michael O'Flaherty calls on us all to stand together in support of the civil society organisations working on human rights that too often are under threat in the EU.

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