Every year in July, the Institute for European Studies, the Diplomatische Akademie Wien – Vienna School of International Studies and the University of Vienna organise their joint inter-university summer school on EU policy making.
On 11 April in Brussels, the agency will present an overview of case law concerning data retention to the Council if the European Union’s Working Party on International Exchange and Data Protection Friends of Presidency (Data retention).
From 4 to 5 April in Lisbon, the Lisbon Centre for Research in Public Law of Lisbon’s Law School will run a workshop on data protection, and the implementation of EU law and the use of judicial dialogue techniques.
The Finnish Presidency of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers and the Council of Europe are jointly organising a high-level conference on the impact of artificial intelligence development on human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
The Agency will discuss findings from its report on ‘Surveillance by intelligence services: fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the EU’ at the Swedish Ministry of Defence in Stockholm on 12 October.
Judge Robert Spano of the European Court of Human Rights and FRA will jointly present the 2018 edition of the handbook on European data protection law at a plenary meeting of the Council of Europe’s Consultative Committee of the Convention for the protection of individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal data (Convention 108+).
The Agency will present its second report on surveillance by intelligence services: fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the EU to the High Level Expert Group on Internet Governance in Brussels, on 23 January.
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 Italian Parliamentary Committee for the Intelligence and Security Services and for State Secret Control will hold a conference in Rome on 17 January on the Agency’s second surveillance report that was published in November 2017.
The Agency will present its second ‘Surveillance by intelligence services: fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the EU’ report at the Intelligence in the knowledge society conference in Bucharest on 27 October.
The Agency is hosting an expert and stakeholder meeting to advance the development of an online tool that will bring together human rights data and information from the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the EU.
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.
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 the occasion of European Data Protection Day, on 28 January, FRA will attend a meeting organised by the Italian Data Protection Authority (DPA) in Rome, dedicated to “La società sorvegliata. I nuovi confini della libertà” (The surveilled society. The new borders of freedom).
On 25 January, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty will present the Agency’s report on ‘Surveillance by intelligence services: fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the European Union - Mapping Member States’ legal frameworks’ to members of the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE).
FRA will present key findings from its ‘National intelligence authorities and surveillance in the EU: Fundamental rights safeguards and remedies’ report at an official hearing of the Italian parliamentary committee for the security of the Republic (Copasir), which will be held on 9 December at the Italian Senate in Rome.
On 16 November, FRA will host an expert meeting to discuss the next steps in its research into the fundamental rights safeguards and remedies surrounding surveillance activities carried out by national intelligence services.
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.
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 present its project on national intelligence authorities and surveillance in the EU: Fundamental rights safeguards and remedies and chair a session on recent developments in European data protection law.
FRA and the Council of Europe will launch a revised edition of their successful practical guide on European data protection law in Strasbourg on 5 June at the European Conference of Data Protection Authorities. This edition will also be made available in four new languages: French, German, Greek and Italian.
In January, FRA will publish two new reports on data protection. One will look at access to data protection remedies across EU Member States while the other will be a handbook on European data protection law developed together with the Council of Europe.
The FRA Director will take part in the third Annual European Data Protection and Privacy Conference, which will bring together policy makers from Europe and the US for a discussion on the European Commission’s proposed reform of the Data Protection Directive.