The FRA Director met high-level officials in Sofia from 19 to 20 September to further strengthen the Agency’s cooperation with Bulgaria in light of the future Bulgarian EU Presidency that will start in January 2018.
The Agency co-hosted an event on the role of disabled persons organisations and national human rights institutions in implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and its Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
At the end of 2016, the members of the EU Framework to promote, protect and monitor the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) adopted the Framework’s 2017-2018 work programme.
On 24-25 November, the Agency attended the meeting of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions’ (NHRIs) working group on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
FRA took part in a workshop on the rights of people with disabilities as illustrated in petitions in Brussels on 9 November.
The Agency continues to provide training on fundamental rights indicators and data collection to country desk officers from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy.
During the fifth meeting of the European Social Network (ESN)’s Working Group on Disability in Brighton, UK from 11 to 12 October, the Agency presented its work on indicators on the right to independent living of people with disabilities.
The Agency took part in the convention and general assembly of Gamian-Europe in Vienna on 15 September.
On 6 September, the Agency took part in discussions during a seminar organised by the Commissioner for Human Rights in Poland on the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
On 12 July FRA attended a meeting held by the Council of the European Union’s Working Party on Human Rights (COHOM) in Brussels.