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.
Video blog Michael O'Flaherty: Tackling disinformation
In this vlog, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty points to the urgent need to tackle disinformation. He provides examples of what can be done to combat disinformation, including what the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights could contribute to this challenge.
Video blog Michael O'Flaherty: How does Covid-19 affect young people?
The Coronavirus pandemic strongly affected young people. They are frequently blamed for spreading the virus. They also face widespread unemployment. In this vlog, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty points to the need to address such challenges. On FRA’s side, young people, as human rights champions, will be at the heart of the debate at the Fundamental Rights Forum from 11 to 12 October.
Video blog Michael O'Flaherty: Covid-19 vaccine rollout and equality of access in the EU
On 16 June, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights published the seventh of its bulletins on the fundamental rights impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In his vlog FRA Director draws attention to fundamental rights issues related to the roll out of the vaccines in the EU 27 Member States.
Video blog by Michael O'Flaherty: Protecting migrants’ human rights together
FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty, in his latest vlog, reflects on the migration situation at the EU’s external borders. He highlights the need for sustained joined-up efforts from all relevant bodies, including civil society, to protect the wellbeing and human rights of migrants. He underlines the importance of working with local communities as we receive migrants into our communities. He also points to room for improvement is our treatment of unaccompanied children.
Video blog by Michael O'Flaherty: Covid-19 and vaccine equality
FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty calls for making Covid-19 vaccine equality a top priority for 2021.
Video blog by Michael O'Flaherty: Covid-19 and Roma children
Michael O'Flaherty speaks about the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Roma community. Roma children are in danger of losing almost a whole year of schooling. It’s like losing a generation. It’s robbing children of the one place where they can have hope and dream the same dreams of every other child.
Video blog by Michael O'Flaherty: new bulletin on COVID-19
Michael O'Flaherty introduces the July edition of FRA's bulletin on the impact for fundamental rights of Covid-19. He talks about the important role that people play who are engaged with the promotion and the protection of human rights in these times. The July edition of the COVID-19 bulletin will be available from 30 July.
Fundamental Rights Survey
Michael O'Flaherty introduces FRA's survey of 35,000 people on attitudes to human and fundamental rights.
New COVID-19 bulletin
Michael O'Flaherty outlines fundamental rights considerations when developing technological responses to public health, as he introduces the focus of FRA's next COVID-19 bulletin.
Michael O'Flaherty talks about the human rights aspects in the context of the Coronavirus epidemic and introduces FRA's new report.
This edition of his video blog, Michael O'Flaherty talks about the human rights aspects in the context of the Corona virus epidemic.
LGBTI survey 2020
In the latest edition of his video blog, FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty speaks about the publication of FRA's second LGBTI-survey on the 17th of March and how we can use the results to further battle discrimination.
Hope in 2020
FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty speaks about the importance and power of hope accompanying the work of FRA in 2020. Particularly after a troubled start of the year.
In the latest edition of his video blog, FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty speaks about the human rights challenges, but also the opportunities, that come along with the development of artificial intelligence technology.
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.
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?
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.
Michael O'Flaherty focuses on the EuroPride and the need to stand up for the fundamental rights of the LGBTIQ community.