Fundamental Rights Platform Annual General Meeting

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The meeting will take place online on Monday 2 October 2023 from 11:00-15:30 CEST.

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By 2023, the Fundamental Rights Platform – FRA’s main channel of cooperation with civil society organisations – has grown to comprise more than 800 organisations from EU27 and beyond. The Platform organisations are called upon to contribute to FRA’s work throughout the year – offering their input to FRA’s project work, strategy development, and workplan design. To serve the vast, and growing, Platform more efficiently and ensure its participants stay well up-to-date on FRA’s work, the Platform meeting will from now on follow the format of an annual general meeting.

At this meeting, we will:

  • Take stock of the situation of fundamental rights in the EU
  • Explore challenges and opportunities for fundamental rights in the year to come
  • Discuss FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2024

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10:30: The virtual meeting room opens: join us for an online morning coffee with Ene Patterson and Waltraud Heller!

11:00–11:15: Welcome and introduction

  • Andreas Accardo, Head of Unit Institutional Cooperation & Networks, FRA

11:15–12:00: Fundamental rights dialogue with FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty, moderated by Friso Roscam Abbing, Curator, Fundamental Rights Forum 2024, FRA

12:00–12:30 Update on the Platform, followed by discussion

  • Ene Patterson, Project Manager – Fundamental Rights Platform, Institutional Cooperation & Networks Unit, FRA

12:30–13:30: Breakout sessions I: Tackling changing fundamental rights realities in the EU

  1. Adapting to new operational realities: how to strengthen civil society security and resilience (led by Waltraud Heller)
  2. The right to a clean environment: addressing the human rights dimension of climate change (led by Patrycja Pogodzinska and Katerina Vyzvaldova)
  3. Technological change: impact of advances in AI on fundamental rights (led by David Reichel and Alice Hamilton)
  4. Mainstreaming fundamental rights into the implementation of the EU’s Structural and Investments Funds (led by Robert Jan Uhl and Marton Rövid)
  5. Fundamental Rights Forum 2024 (led by Nicole Romain and Thomas Tschernkowitsch)
  6. Idea lab: Better together — unlocking the potential of FRA-FRP cooperation (led by Ene Patterson and Henri Nickels)
  7. "Wild card" sessions led by CSOs

13:30–14:00: Break

14:00–14:15: Plenary: reflections from Breakout sessions I

14:15-15:15: Breakout sessions II: Fundamental Rights Report 2024

  1. Strengthening participation and the rights to freedom of association, expression and peaceful assembly (led by Robert Jan Uhl and Marton Rövid)
  2. Fundamental rights at the EU borders (led by Adriano Silvestri and Valerie Bauernfeind)
  3. Impact of the cost-of-living crisis and rising poverty in the EU (led by Lucia Mokra)

15:15–15:30: Plenary: reflections from Breakout sessions II

15:30: Closing of the meeting