The second meeting of the Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) took place in Vienna on 5-6 May. Almost hundred Civil Society Organizations from all over the European Union participated and contributed to the discussion.
The Chair of the Management Board and the FRA Director opened the meeting and exchange views with the participants on the three issues discussed in the plenary: a) the draft FRA Annual Work Program 2010; b) ‘The impact of the economic crisis on human rights'; and c) ‘‘Under-reporting by victims of human rights violations: lack of awareness on where to report: what Civil Society Organizations and the FRA can do?'. Participants were then divided in Working Groups and expressed suggestions and recommendations on: a) the FRA Annual Work Program 2011; and b) ‘‘Under-reporting by victims of human rights violations: lack of awareness on where to report: what Civil Society Organizations and the FRA can do?'.
The second day was devoted to the appointment of an Advisory Panel/Contact Group and discussion on the timeline for next steps of the cooperation beween the Platform and the Agency. The nine members of the Fundamental Rights Platform elected to serve for one year on the Advisory Panel/Contact Groups are:
Ms Ali Parvin (FATIMA Women's Network); Mr Barge Pierre (European Association for the defense of Human Rights (AEDH); Ms Charhon Pascale (European Network Against Racism (ENAR); Mr Kinderman Peter (Mental Health Europe); Ms Kitanovic Elizabeta (Conference of European Churches (KEK); Mr Martin Rodrigo (Rainbow Rose); Mr Pavlou Miltos (Hellenic League for Human Rights - KEMO); Mr Porteous Wood Keith (International Humanist and Ethical Union); Ms Rudolf Beate (European Women Lawyers Association (EWLA).
Ms Beate Rudolf gave a presentation at the Management Board Meeting (29 May 2009) on the Platform suggestions for the FRA Work Programme 2011 and a report of the Second Fundamental Rights Platform Meeting.