FRA will hold an online inception meeting to mark the start of its research into procedural safeguards for children suspected and accused of crime. The meeting on will gather partners from FRA’s research network from nine EU Member States – Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Estonia, Italy, Malta, Poland and Portugal – covered by the research.
It will focus on practical implementation of the EU’s Directive on procedural safeguards. FRA will collect the data through desk research and fieldwork interviews with lawyers, judges, prosecutors, police officers, juvenile justice experts and children. The meeting takes place on 28 and 29 January.