Representatives from intergovernmental organisations and EU institutions responsible for cooperation with civil society and for supporting human rights defenders in Europe will meet online for an internal exchange on 17 April .
They will discuss the impact of COVID-19 measures for human rights defenders. FRA will look more closely into the effects of these measures on civil society organisations in the coming months.
The informal contact group on human rights defenders was set up a year ago. It allows ongoing, practical information exchange at the working level.
The aim is to enhance coordination and cooperation in supporting human rights defenders.