FRA will contribute to the first edition of the online ‘Human rights go local: what works’ event Winter Academy. It will bring expertise from its work on Roma indicators, equality data and cooperation with human rights cities. The event will look at how to base policy-making at the local level on scientific evidence through tailored human rights research. It aims at building bridges between all governance levels, disciplines and regions. It allows knowledge sharing among human rights researchers, local authorities, representatives of International, European and EU organisations, and policy-makers across regions.
The event runs from 1 to 8 February. The International Centre for Human Rights organises the event, in cooperation with UNESCO, the UN’s Human Rights Office (OHCHR), the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, the Provincial Government Styria, the City of Graz, the University of Graz and FRA are cooperating with the event. An online international conference will follow the Academy on 9 February. The conference will bring condensed knowledge on the state-of-the-art in human rights research at local level emerging from the Academy. It will offer recommendations on how to implement the international agenda locally taking a human-rights-based approach. The event will also celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Graz Declaration as a human rights city.