Throughout 2019, the agency will continue to work steadfastly for everyone to promote and protect human rights, in a year that marks 10 years of the European Union’s very own bill of rights, the Charter of Fundamental Rights.
As part of events surrounding Vienna Pride, the Agency took part in a panel discussion on equal participation in public and political life, and how the international community works together to promote LGBTI issues.
Nearly 60% of Europeans consider being old a disadvantage when looking for work. Societies often view older people as burdens. Too often we overlook the basic human rights of our older people. This year, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in its 2018 Fundamental Rights Report explores how a rights-based approach towards respect for older people is starting to happen.
Step-by-step advances are being made towards improving the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people in Europe. This year’s International day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia, on 17 May, underlines the need to strengthen alliances to continue to build on this progress to help combat intolerance, hate and discrimination towards LGBTI people.
The Agency spoke about the drivers of equality for LGBTI people as identified by public officials across the EU, during a meeting of the European Parliament’s intergroup on LGBTI Rights, which was also attended by Commissioner Jourova.