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Council of Europe

In order to ensure complementarity and added value, the Agency coordinates its activities with those of the Council of Europe, particularly with regard to its Annual Work Programme and cooperation with civil society. To that end, the European Community entered into an agreement with the Council of Europe for the purpose of establishing close cooperation between the latter and the Agency. In July 2020, the Council of Europe nominated Philippe Boillat as independent person to sit in the FRA Executive Board and in the FRA Management Board, and Lawrence Early as the alternate member.

The independent person appointed by the Council of Europe participates in the decision making of the Management Board which, in particular, adopts the Annual Work Programme and the Annual Report and appoints Scientific Committee members.

Philippe Boillat succeeds Prof. Rainer Hofmann. The previous members were Ms de Boer-Buquicchio and Mr Guy De Vel.

The FRA cooperates closely with the following bodies of the Council of Europe:

Contact:

Massimo Toschi, FRA contact on Council of Europe cooperation
FRA_CoEcooperation(at)fra.europa.eu

Downloads

Publication date: 01 February 2021

Overview of the cooperation between the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Council of Europe 2020 (766.9 KB)

Publication date: 20 February 2020

Overview of the cooperation between the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Council of Europe 2019 (853.94 KB)

Publication date: 11 April 2019

Overview of the cooperation between the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Council of Europe (1 January 2018 – 31 December 2018) (477.87 KB)

Publication date: 14 March 2018

EU priorities for cooperation with the Council of Europe in 2018-2019 (leaflet) (2.15 MB)

Publication date: 14 March 2018

EU priorities for cooperation with the Council of Europe in 2018-2019 (378.79 KB)

Publication date: 09 March 2018

Overview of the cooperation between the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Council of Europe (1 January 2017 – 31 December 2017) (526.84 KB)

Publication date: 04 December 2017

Overview of the cooperation between FRA and the Council of Europe (240.64 KB)

Publication date: 25 February 2015

Overview of the cooperation between the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Council of Europe 2013-2014 (158.84 KB)

Publication date: 28 November 2013

Overview of the cooperation between the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Council of Europe 2012-2013 (192.33 KB)

Publication date: 03 December 2012

Overview of the cooperation between the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Council of Europe 2011-2012 (146.94 KB)

Publication date: 15 July 2008

Agreement between the European Community and the Council of Europe on cooperation between the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Council of Europe (107.53 KB)

Council of Europe prepares report on deinstitutionalising people with disabilities
18/03/2021

FRA spoke about findings from its research on community living for people with disabilities during a public hearing on the deinstitutionalisation of people with disabilities. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe held the hearing on 16 March as it prepares a new report on the issue. FRA mentioned steps that Member States could take to enable people with disabilities to live independently in the community with choices equal to others.