The Handbook on European law relating to the rights of the child is now available in Bulgarian and Italian.
A Round Table on ‘Special Protection of the Child –Best Practices in the EU, hosted by Gyula Winkler MEP took place in Brussels on 18 October at the European Parliament.
Millions of women, men and children forced from their homes as a result of conflict or persecution fall foul of ruthless traffickers. The 10th EU Anti-Trafficking Day on 18 October is time to take stock and renew efforts to counter this modern day plague affecting the most vulnerable in our society, says the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights.
On 5 October, the Agency met Dr Ziba Vaghri, Director of the Canadian GlobalChild Platform from the University of Victoria.
Academics, researchers, practitioners and policy makers from around the world gathered in Geneva from 3 to 5 October to discuss child protection and care of children deprived of parental care.
The Agency took part in an expert meeting on age assessment organised by the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in Malta 29 and 30 September.
On 29 September, FRA took part in the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw, which for the first time dedicated a day to discussions on child rights.
Last year was not a good year for fundamental rights, asserted Michael O’Flaherty, FRA’s Director, when presenting the key findings of the Agency’s Fundamental Rights Report 2016 in Paris at the Sciences Po University on 19 September. He spoke of the erosion of rights evidenced in the report and outlined possible ways forward.
From 22-25 August, FRA took part in the 33rd FICE Congress and 2nd CYC World Conference: Together Towards a Better World for Children, Adolescents and Families in Vienna.