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To mark the 10th anniversary of the OSCE’s Cordoba Conference and Declaration concerning intolerance, discrimination and hatred against Muslims on 18 October 2017, FRA will present its latest findings on Muslim discrimination and intolerance.
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The FRA Director, Michael O’Flaherty, outlined the difficulties in today’s media landscape when opening the General Affairs Council’s annual rule of law dialogue on 17 October in Luxembourg. Addressing Ministers and State Secretaries responsible for EU affairs he suggested five initiatives he felt could help strengthen media pluralism in the digital age.
Human trafficking remains a grave concern in the European Union. It is also one of the protection challenges in the migration hotspots where various initiatives are aiming to help address the phenomenon.
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Today, 17 October marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The adoption of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 has provided a new agenda to address poverty eradication. While globally one billion people live in extreme poverty and more than 800 million endure hunger and malnutrition, in the European Union, one of the richest regions of the world, every fourth person experiences at least one of three forms of poverty or social exclusion.
The FRA Director will join the General Affairs Council in Luxembourg on 17 October.
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On 17 October, the Agency will take part in an expert meeting on the implementation and operation of the European arrest warrant.
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The Agency will present its Local Engagement for Roma Inclusion project and the participatory action research methodology it used at the local level during a empowering Roma working group.
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The Estonian EU Presidency and the EU Agency, eu-LISA, will host a conference in Tallinn from 17 to 18 October.
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On 16 October, the Agency will present key findings from its Fundamental Rights Report 2017 in Bucharest at the Romanian Parliament.
On 16 October, the Agency will take part in a public consultation on child-friendly justice in Berlin.
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The Agency’s Director Michael O’Flaherty took part in a panel debate at Equinet’s, the European Network of Equality Bodies, 10th anniversary conference ‘Together for an Equal Europe’ on 10 October in Brussels.
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The Agency’s Director Michael O’Flaherty gave the keynote speech at the panel debate on the impact of Brexit on equality and anti-discrimination in the EU and UK.
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The FRA Director was invited to the EU Justice and Home Affairs Council to exchange views on fundamental rights to mark the adoption of the Council’s Conclusions on the application of the EU’s Fundamental Rights Charter.
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Romanian State Secretary and Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, George Ciamba, visited the FRA director on 13 October to talk about possible cooperation during its upcoming EU Council Presidency in the first half of 2019.
On 11 October, the Agency presented the main findings of its report on immigration detention of children during a meeting of the Council of Europe’s Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons of the Parliamentary Assembly.
On World Mental Health Day on 10 October, the Agency contributed to a Mental Health Europe’s conference at the European Parliament on mental health and migration.
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The Agency took part in the European Commission’s workshop on technical studies for interoperability on 6 October in Brussels.
Frontex held a workshop in Warsaw from 5 to 6 October focusing on its children at sea borders handbook.
The Agency facilitated an exchange of experiences between Belgian and Italian authorities in Brussels on 5 October regarding establishing guardianship.
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On 26-27 September, FRA took part in a peer learning activity in Bratislava on identifying the challenges and ways of preventing discrimination and segregation in education