FRA will host trainers from the Member States and Schengen Associated Countries, the European Commission and Frontex responsible for training experts who evaluate the application of the Schengen acquis in the fields of border management, return and readmission.
In the framework of the Romanian EU Presidency, the agency will present its guide on children deprived of parental care found in another EU Member State other than their own at a meeting of central authorities in the European Judicial Network.
The agency, together with the European Asylum Support Office and the UN Refugee Agency, is organising a workshop from 20 to 22 of March in Cadiz, a region with a very high number of migrants and asylum seekers arriving by sea.
The FRA Director will visit Spain from 1 to 2 October to meet with government ministers, organisations working on migration-related issues, and other issues, to offer the Agency’s advice and expertise on fundamental rights.
On 5 September, the Agency will take part in the 28th Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland, a high-level economic event organised by the Polish Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies and the Economic Forum Program Council.
The Agency will participate in the High-Level Political Forum 2018 on Sustainable Development "Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies" organised by the United Nations in New York from 12 to 17 July 2018.
From 11 to 13 July, the Agency will take part in the 4th Euroscience Open Forum “Sharing Science: Towards new horizons” (ESOF 2018) in Toulouse, which will bring together over 4.000 researchers, educators, business actors, policy makers and journalists to discuss newest scientific developments.
Representatives of the Agency have been invited by the Austrian Presidency of the Council to attend the informal meeting of the EU Standing Committee on Operational Cooperation on Internal Security (COSI).
At the first meeting of the Terrorism Working Party of the Council of the European Union under Bulgarian presidency, the Agency will present its second report on ‘Surveillance by intelligence services: fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the EU’.
The Agency will join other EU Justice and Home Affairs Agencies from 28 to 29 September in Lisbon in the third of their regular network meetings, currently being chaired by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.
The Director has been invited to contribute to the joint policy debate of the EU’s Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) ministers on the protection of children in migration, taking place at the upcoming JHA Council on 8 June.
On 29 May, the FRA Director will take part in a presentation of the results of the High-Level Working Group on Interoperability (HLEG) at the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.
On 29 May, the FRA Director will take part in a presentation of the results of the European Commission’s High-Level Working Group on Interoperability (HLEG) at the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.
In cooperation with the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and Frontex, FRA will provide an intense capacity-building workshop for newly appointed and experienced forced return monitors in Amsterdam from 16-20 January.
National Human Rights Institutions are being invited to participate in a workshop which should help the European Boarder and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex, establish and implement an individual complaint mechanism for the Agency.
The Agency and the Committee of the Regions will hold their 8th Annual Dialogue on how local authorities can contribute to fighting discrimination and intolerance that affect the right to education of refugee children.
People from all walks of life will come together in FRA’s inclusive, innovative and forward-looking Fundamental Rights Forum in Vienna from 20-23 June 2016 under the banner of Rights, Respect, Reality: the Europe of Values in Today’s World.
On 21 April in Brussels, FRA will take part in an exchange of views with the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs committee about unaccompanied children missing from reception facilities and at risk of trafficking.
Experts from Member States and other stakeholders including FRA, the UN Refugee Agency and the International Organization for Migration will take part in a workshop organised by the European Asylum Support Office in Valletta from 2 to 4 March.
The FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty will take part in a panel debate during a high-level seminar on ‘EU fundamental values, immigration and integration: a shared responsibility’ in Strasbourg on 2 February.
FRA has been invited by the Netherlands Presidency of the Council of the EU to participate in a conference on strengthening multidisciplinary cooperation against human trafficking for labour exploitation.
On 4 November, FRA will host a group of junior public officials from the German Federal Academy of Public Administration (Federal Ministry of the Interior). They will learn about FRA, its activities and mandate, as well as its work on asylum/migration and information society/data protection. Their visit is part of a yearly study tour to two other international organisations in Vienna, UN and OSCE.
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.
Around 20 experts will come to FRA on 25 September to discuss the interview questions that will be used in the Agency’s project on the fundamental rights implications of using biometric data in large EU IT-systems in the areas of borders, visa and asylum.
FRA will launch its report ‘The cost of exclusion from healthcare – the case of migrants in an irregular situation’ at the annual conference of the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) on 3 September.
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.
On 20 July FRA will take part in the Council Working Party on Frontiers, where the agency will contribute to the Council deliberations on the next steps to be taken concerning the draft Smart Borders Package.
FRA’s new report on ‘Severe labour exploitation: workers moving within or into the European Union - States’ obligations and victims’ rights’ will be presented in Brussels on 2 June. In order to disseminate the results as widely as possible, FRA has invited communication experts from civil society organisations and national human rights bodies who have expertise in the area of severe labour exploitation, to develop together with FRA a complementary communication strategy.
FRA will present preliminary findings from the SELEX project to participants at EU-OSHA’s Focal Point meeting (attended by their official network partners in each Member State – Ministry of Labour, labour inspectorate or national institute).
The German Parliament's Committee for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth will visit FRA on 19 November to hear about the Agency’s work related to the fundamental rights challenges affecting women.
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is dedicating its annual flagship event, the Fundamental Rights Conference (FRC), to discussing the importance of a fundamental rights-based approach to EU migration policy.
The Frontex Consultative Forum, which FRA has chaired since it was established in October 2012, will hold its next meeting on 21-23 October in Warsaw, where the new chairs for the upcoming term will be elected.
A first-ever thematic platform meeting between FRA, the Council of Europe, the European Network of Equality Bodies (Equinet) and the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) will discuss asylum and migrant rights at FRA on 24 September.
The European Asylum Support Office has invited FRA to participate in its expert meetings on age assessment and on family tracing and best interest considerations in relation to the Dublin Regulation on asylum applications.
On 18 July, FRA will present the handbook on European law relating to asylum, borders and immigration to the Council Working Party on Frontiers - a Council preparatory body that deals with legislation related to border control issues.
FRA Director Morten Kjaerum and the Director of the European Gender Institute, Virginija Langbakk, have been invited to meet with the Social Platform - a network of 47 European civil society organisations - on 30 June in Brussels.
After the success of the first edition, FRA and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) will launch an update of their guide to European law on asylum, borders and immigration. As well as updating the material contained in the handbook published last year, the guide is being made available in a further five languages.
On 17 February, the FRA Director will take part in the Panel Discussion ‘No prevention without human rights’ as part of the conference ‘Not for Sale – Joining Forces against Trafficking in Human Beings’ in Vienna.
At a meeting organised by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) in Brussels, FRA will learn of the results from the ICMPD’s feasibility study on the labour market impact of regularising migrants in Europe.