Being Black in the EU - Summary

Being Black in the EU - Summary
Summary
November
2019
Across the EU, people of African descent face widespread and entrenched prejudice and exclusion. Racial discrimination and harassment are commonplace. Experiences with racist violence vary, but reach as high as 14 %. Discriminatory profiling by the police is a common reality. Hurdles to inclusion are multi-faceted, particularly when it comes to looking for jobs and housing.

Homophobia and Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the EU Member States Part II: The Social Situation - Summary

Summary
March
2009
In 2007 the European Parliament requested the newly established Fundamental Rights Agency to develop a comprehensive comparative report relating to the existence of homophobia and discrimination based on sexual orientation in all EU Member States. In response the Agency carried out a large-scale legal and social research project during 2007 and 2008. This summary report provides an overview of the results of the social analysis.

From institutions to community living for persons with disabilities – perspectives from the ground - Summary

From institutions to community living for persons with disabilities – perspectives from the ground - Summary
Summary
December
2018
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) wanted to contribute to making steps to implement deinstitutionalisation more effective, by capturing concrete evidence of what is and what is not working on the ground. To do this, the agency conducted extensive fieldwork research in five EU Member States at different stages of the deinstitutionalisation process. This summary report presents the key findings of that fieldwork and the FRA opinions stemming from them.

From institutions to community living: key findings and FRA opinions

From institutions to community living: key findings and FRA opinions
Summary
May
2018
EU Member States, and the EU itself have ratified the CRPD, committing themselves to achieving independent living for persons with disabilities. Doing so requires a meaningful and sustainable shift from institutional to community-based living arrangements. This publication summarises the findings from the three FRA reports focusing on different aspects of deinstitutionalisation.

Challenges facing civil society organisations working on human rights in the EU – Summary

Challenges facing civil society organisations working on human rights in the EU – Summary
Summary
May
2018
Civil society organisations in the European Union play a crucial role in promoting fundamental rights, but it has become harder for them do so – due to both legal and practical restrictions. This summary outlines the main findings and FRA’s opinions on the different types and patterns of challenges faced by civil society organisations across the EU,

Surveillance by intelligence services: fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the European Union – Volume II – Summary

Surveillance by intelligence services: fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the European Union – Volume II – Summary
Summary
May
2018
With terrorism, cyber-attacks and sophisticated cross-border criminal networks posing growing threats, the work of intelligence services has become more urgent, complex and international. Such work can strongly interfere with fundamental rights, especially privacy and data protection. While continuous technological advances potentially exacerbate the threat of such interference, effective oversight and remedies can curb the potential for abuse.

Guardianship systems for children deprived of parental care in the European Union - Summary

Guardianship systems for children deprived of parental care in the European Union - Summary
Summary
January
2018
Guardians are a key element of a protection system for children who are temporarily or permanently deprived of their family environment and cannot have their interests represented by their parents. Great disparities exist between the types of guardianship provided to children in and within European Union (EU) Member States. This report explores the key features of guardianship systems put in place to cater for the needs of all children in need of protection, including child victims and those at risk of becoming victims of trafficking in human beings or of other forms of exploitation.

Ensuring justice for hate crime victims: professional perspectives - Summary

Ensuring justice for hate crime victims: professional perspectives - Summary
Summary
April
2017
Hate crime is the most severe expression of discrimination and a core fundamental rights abuse. The European Union (EU) has demonstrated its resolve to tackle hate crime with legislation such as the 2008 Framework Decision on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law. Nonetheless, the majority of hate crimes perpetrated in the EU remain unreported and therefore invisible, leaving victims without redress.