On 11 October, the Agency presented the main findings of its report on immigration detention of children during a meeting of the Council of Europe’s Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons of the Parliamentary Assembly.
On World Mental Health Day on 10 October, the Agency contributed to a Mental Health Europe’s conference at the European Parliament on mental health and migration.
The Agency took part in the European Commission’s workshop on technical studies for interoperability on 6 October in Brussels.
Frontex held a workshop in Warsaw from 5 to 6 October focusing on its children at sea borders handbook.
The Agency hosted a meeting of National Preventive Mechanisms on 3 October where creating a comparative tool on detention conditions was discussed.
On 29 September, the Agency gave an online seminar for CEPOL, the EU Agency for Law Enforcement Training.
The Agency contributed to a panel discussion during a conference from 25 to 26 September hosted by the Czech Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in Prague.
The Agency took part in the Council of Europe’s drafting group responsible for developing standards on guardianship for children in the context of migration. The meeting, held in Strasbourg on 19 and 20 September, discussed issues related to the organisation of guardianship systems.
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.
Across many parts of Europe the face of democracy as we have known it is changing. We need to ensure today’s youth engage and are heard in political processes, says the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights ahead of International Youth Day on 12 August. This is especially vital at a time when the fundamental rights that affect us all are under threat.