European Commission fundamental rights indicators training

The Agency continues to provide training on fundamental rights indicators and data collection to country desk officers from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy.

Between 12 and 13 October, it hosted two colleagues from the Romanian country desk. The training focused on how to embed fundamental rights issues and apply fundamental rights-based indicators into the frameworks of the European Regional Development Fund programmes. In particular, the Agency supported the Directorate-General in reviewing the progress of regional development in Romania from a fundamental rights perspective and offered technical support in possible revisions of impact indicators for the mid-term review of the programme.

The training focused on data collection and indicators covering Roma and people with disabilities. It drew on the Agency’s work in these areas as well as the experience of two study visitors from a Romanian project on mapping the Roma localities funded by the EEA grant and methodologically supported by FRA.