On 21 November, the Agency presented the key findings of the Fundamental Rights Report 2017 in Madrid to a seminar that was jointly organised by the General Secretariat of Immigration and Emigration of the Ministry of Employment and Social Security and the Comillas Pontifical University.
Approximately 60 representatives from four ministries, police forces, civil society organisations and academia attended the event. The General Secretary of Immigration and Emigration Spanish Ministry of Employment and Social Security, and the Spanish Member of FRA’s Management Board were among the key speakers. The seminar discussions focussed on issues of racism and xenophobia, hate crime, Roma integration, the rights of children in migration and at risk of poverty, and the use of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights at national level. The participants underlined the need for this type of event in order to increase the visibility of the Fundamental Rights Report 2017 at national level as well for reinforcing cooperation and awareness among national stakeholders.