The European Jewish Association (EJA) organised an event on 20 January 2020 in Krakow to commemorate 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz extermination camp. The Director spoke during a panel on antisemitism today. FRA’s participation to this event is of symbolic value, and a means to reaffirm its commitment to combating antisemitism.CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY
Today we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Agreement between the EU and Council of Europe on cooperation of the Council of Europe and our Agency. 10 years on from the Agreement, our collaboration has become a fixture in Europe’s human rights landscape. I am grateful to the Council of Europe for its support, and look forward to continuing our work together to ensure that the rights of everyone in the EU and in Europe are defended and respected. ** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY **
In our politics, there has been a normalisation of the unacceptable in terms of word and deed. That includes racist and xenophobic words and deeds, which are now as pervasive as they are corrosive to democratic life in the European Union and around the world. Our Agency’s data show worsening conditions across all major areas of our work. ** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY **
FRA Director's speech from the International Parliamentary Conference on Combating Antisemitism in Berlin on 14th March 2016. ** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY **
Speech by Deputy Head of Department, Communication and Outreach, at the conference 'Council of Europe and the role of National Human Rights Institutions, Equality bodies and Ombudsman offices in promoting equality and social inclusion' on 10-11 December in Helsinki.
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Opening address by FRA Head of Department, Communication and Outreach, at third meeting of the Working Party on Improving Reporting and Recording of Hate Crime in the EU organised by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights in cooperation with the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 23-24 November in Luxembourg.
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Address by FRA Communication and Outreach Department Head Friso Roscam Abbing to the European Parliament LIBE Committee hearing on antisemitism, Islamophobia and hate speech in Europe on 29 June 2015.
Maija Sakslin, Chairperson of the FRA Management Board, presented FRA's Annual Work programme to the LIBE Committee, Brussels, 5 March 2015.
Speech by FRA Director Morten Kjaerum to the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers’ Rapporteur Group on External Relations (GR-EXT), Strasbourg, 22 January 2015.
Speech by FRA Director at Fundamental Rights Conference, Vilnius 12-13 November 2013.