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Mid-level officers of the Bulgarian border police took part in three consecutive workshops on fundamental rights. FRA, together with Frontex Fundamental Rights Office (FRO) and the Bulgarian Office of the UN’s Refugee Agency ran the workshops.
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On 11 April, FRA Director Sirpa Rautio welcomed the OSCE Representative on Freedom of Media Teresa Ribeiro to FRA. During their discussion, they exchanged views on the challenges that human rights defenders and journalists face today.
Racist comments, more frequent stops and even violence - this is how people of different ethnic backgrounds experience policing in Europe. Yet, the lack of national data makes it difficult to fully assess the magnitude of the problem and design effective responses, finds the first ever EU-wide report on racism in policing from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). The Agency calls on EU countries to systematically collect data on police misconduct, make reporting safer and recording of police incidents effective, and increase diversity in police forces.
On 26 March, FRA will give a keynote speech at the closing conference of Child Front. This is an EU-funded project on ‘Transformative Judicial Training for Child-Inclusive Justice Systems’.
Criminals seeking to flee to other countries can be brought to justice through the European Arrest Warrant. But there are practical challenges to ensuring their rights are fully respected, finds the latest EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) report. It identifies ways to ensure people are treated fairly, informed and understand proceedings, and have legal assistance.
On 20 March, FRA presented its report on online content moderation to the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee. It was part of a debate on progress in implementing the EU’s Digital Services Act (DSA).
FRA presented its work on artificial intelligence and fundamental rights, including findings from its report on Bias in algorithms, at an online CEPOL workshop on AI.
FRA released its practical guidance for Human Rights Cities in 14 additional EU languages. The guidance provides hands-on support and advice to cities and other forms of local authorities wishing to improve their efforts to respect, protect and promote human rights.
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On 14 March, FRA introduced its research on the experience of Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) when enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) at the European Data Protection Board’s plenary meeting.
FRA joined the 10th plenary meeting of the Council of Europe’s Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAI).
FRA’s Executive Board will meet on 21 March via videoconference.
FRA will run a webinar on 20 March at 10:00-12:00 CET for civil society organisations on available resources to Human Rights Defenders in need of relocation. This includes research and support available in the EU.
FRA will join Equinet’s online meeting on 20 March about Equality Bodies’ standards. There will be an update on the current state of the legislative initiative and the expected conclusion.
On 20 March, FRA will hold an inception meeting with partners from its Franet research network for a new project on violence against people with disabilities in institutions.
Representatives from the Council of Europe, the European Commission and partner countries will meet on 19 March. They will launch their joint initiative on supporting Member States to make judicial proceedings more child-friendly across Europe nationally and locally.
FRA will present its report on ‘EU funds-ensuring compliance with fundamental rights’ to the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on 19 March.
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FRA will present its work on the LGBTIQ survey at the LGBTIQ Equality Subgroup meeting that runs from 19 to 20 March.
FRA will present its report on the fundamental rights of older people, ensuring access to public services in digital societies to the European Commission Disability Platform.
FRA took part in the European Cancer Organisation’s civil society workshop on social cancer inequalities. FRA presented its work drawing from its LGBTIQ survey.
FRA will speak at the Austrian anti-racism days 2024, which will take place from 14 to 21 March. On 15 March, FRA will present its mandate and work, including notably its findings in the areas of anti-racism and of civic space.