The Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU has invited the Director to participate in discussions between ministers of justice at the informal Justice and Home Affairs meeting in Helsinki on 19 July.
The Heads of the EU’s Justice and Home Affairs Agencies and high-level EU representatives will meet at the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) to discuss joint actions to support the implementation of the EU’s priorities in the area of freedom, security and justice on 28 November in Lisbon.
On 14 and 15 July, the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation on Lido (Venice, Italy) will focus its annual diplomatic conference on the right to remedy in relation to business and human rights, the theme of FRA’s April 2017 Opinion.
At the advocacy organisations Fair Trials’ annual conference on 3-4 March, in Athens, FRA will contribute with a presentation on pre-detention standards and recent jurisprudence on cross-border cooperation, drawing on its reports on criminal justice from November 2016.
The Agency will contribute to an event organised by The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights and The Academy of European Law entitled ‘The strengthening of the fundamental-rights based implementation of EU law in criminal matters through cooperation between the judiciary and NPMs’.
On 19–20 May, the European Commission is hosting a workshop in Brussels together with the European Judicial Network on ‘Counter-terrorism and de-radicalisation: How to answer training needs of justice practitioners’.
On 19 February in Amsterdam, FRA will take part in the first-ever meeting of the European Network for Victims' Rights that is being established during the Dutch Presidency to strengthen the legal position of crime victims.
FRA will present findings from its labour exploitation research during a meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels on 18 February that will look at the role of trade unions and civil society organisations in helping to guard against discrimination when it comes to labour mobility.
The UK’s National Offender Management Service (NOMS) and the EU-funded STEPS2 project has invited FRA to take part in a conference entitled ‘Support for Transfer of European Prison Sentences towards Resettlement’.
The Criminal Law Committee of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) has invited FRA to participate in this meeting to discuss the rights of suspects and the accused in criminal proceedings.
FRA has been invited by the European Commission to discuss the preliminary findings of a study on pre-trial detention and their alternatives carried out by the Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services (CSES) on behalf of the Commission.
Nine members of the Inter-ministerial delegation for human rights in Morocco will visit FRA on 23 November, accompanied by representatives of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights from the University of Vienna.
FRA will present key findings from its 2014 Annual Report and report on ‘Severe Labour Exploitation within the EU’ at an event on 27 October in Dublin, organised by the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL).
On 28 September, FRA will host a Turkish delegation of representatives from the Ministry of Justice, the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors, the Constitutional Court, Court of Cassation and Council of State.
On 21 July, FRA, together with the Polish member of the Management Board, Miroslaw Wroblewski, will present its 2014 Annual Report of fundamental rights challenges and achievements to the Polish Senate in Warsaw.
FRA will contribute to discussions on detention in the EU during an event in Vienna on 29 April organised by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights and the Human Rights Implementation Centre of the University of Bristol.
FRA will take part in the 24th plenary meeting of the Council of Europe’s expert body, the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), which will take place in Strasbourg on 11 and 12 December.
FRA and the Committee of the Regions (CoR) will hold their 4th Annual Dialogue on multi-level protection and promotion of fundamental rights, focusing on: “The economic crisis – Obstacle or incubator for innovation in access to justice?”.
The FRA, together with the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, will organise a seminar on the practical application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights on 15-16 March in Copenhagen.