FRA presented its report on the fundamental rights situation for migrants at the southern sea borders to the Council Working Party on Schengen Evaluations in Brussels on 11 April.
Preliminary findings of the report had been shared with the Working Party in December 2012. The report was distributed to delegations from EU Member States, Schengen Associated Countries, the European Commission and Frontex.
The Irish Chair welcomed the report as a timely contribution to the knowledge of the Working Party on the situation at sea. The Chair indicated that the issues raised could be considered for future training programmes of evaluators and asked delegations to look closely at the report.