The Agency presented its draft practical guide to enhance transnational cooperation for child victims of trafficking or in need of protection in Brussels on 5 December at the EU Anti-trafficking Coordinator’s meeting with the Civil Society Platform.
The Agency organised a study visit to the Guardianship Services of Belgium and Netherlands for representatives of the Greek Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Social Solidarity and the National Center for Social Solidarity (EKKA).
The European Commission hosted an expert meeting in Brussels on 3 December to discuss the implementation of the 2017 Communication on the protection of children in migration.
On 28 and 29 November, the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), in close cooperation with the European Commission (EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator’s Office), brought together at Eurojust, the EU Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation, experts and partners from across the European Union to enhance prevention of trafficking of EU children. Participants included representatives from Eurojust, Europol, senior judges and prosecutors, child protection staff, central authorities established under the Brussels II Regulation, law enforcement officials, as well as civil society experts.
As millions of children face poverty across Europe, World Children’s Day on 20 November, is a time to call on the EU and its Member States to honour their commitments to promote the human rights of all children.
A new set of findings on differences in legal minimum ages covering social rights, education, employment and finance, alternative care, LGBTI and mobility has been released by the Agency.
Worldwide, we have the largest youth population ever. Globally 1.8 billion young people are living through turbulent times. As 12 August marks International Youth Day 2018, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) joins the call for safe spaces for youth, the focus of this year’s international day.
On 5 July, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty discussed with the Executive Director of Europol, Catherine de Bolle, enhanced cooperation between the two Agencies.
The Agency hosted a workshop on age ranges in judicial practices for children and young adults during the World Congress on Justice for Children in Paris which ran from 28 to 29 May.
From 17 to 18 April, the Agency took part in the first expert meeting on Responses to Violence against Children established by the Ad hoc Committee for the Rights of the Child (CAHENF) in Strasbourg.