On 28 January, FRA will meet Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. It forms part of his visit to the EU Institutions. It will focus on the implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility. It will also look at whether the funds will be used in line with human rights and address vulnerable groups. The Special Rapporteur will examine the impact of EU policies on the eradication of poverty in the region. He will present the report to the Human Rights Council session in June 2021.
FRA will present aspects of its work, including the impact of COVID-19 on fundamental rights, in particular on vulnerable groups, poverty, discrimination, inequality, labour exploitation, and business and human rights. FRA’s experts will highlight ways of identifying and reaching those at risk of being left behind. They will emphasise the need for disaggregated data on the poorest, most marginalised and discriminated groups to improve policies. FRA covered this in its publication on Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in the EU: a matter of human and fundamental rights.