Many people across the EU risk being left behind, as growing intolerance and attacks on people’s fundamental rights continue to erode the considerable progress achieved to date, finds FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2019.
Across the EU, many Member States are improving their equality data to help policymakers combat discrimination and challenge prejudices. To inspire others, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights has just published an online compendium of nearly 40 practices from 15 countries on the collection and use of equality data.
With three months to go before the 2019 European Parliament elections, hundreds of thousands of Europeans deprived of legal capacity are prevented from exercising the right to vote and stand for office. A new FRA paper looks into the problem and suggests what is needed so that people with disabilities can enjoy their right to participate in the electoral process.
Choosing where to live, with whom, and what to eat, when, are some of the realities of independent living that most of us take for granted. But for people with disabilities theory and practice can be worlds apart, finds the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights’ latest report. It explores what enables and what hinders the drive towards independent community living for people with disabilities.
The EU Framework for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), for which the Agency is the secretariat, and national frameworks held their annual meeting on 28 May in Brussels.