As an international partner organisation in the EEA and Norway Grants Roma inclusion and empowerment programme in Greece, the Agency took part in stakeholder consultation and programme strategy meetings.
This year the Agency will see the return of its landmark Fundamental Rights Forum. Following the success of the 2016 event, it will again bring together a diverse group of people from many walks of life but this time will explore what belonging means to different groups. In doing so, the Forum will seek to find ways how best to instil a culture of fundamental rights across the EU by demonstrating that human rights are for everyone and must be respected by everyone.
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the Financial Mechanism Office (FMO) of the EEA and Norway Grants signed an exchange of letters on the implementation of their administrative cooperation agreement on 14 December in Vienna.
The Austrian platform for surveys, methods and empirical analysis (PUMA) learnt about the methodologies employed in the Agency’s surveys for reaching special populations, especially ethnic minorities and immigrants.
Today, 17 October marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The adoption of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 has provided a new agenda to address poverty eradication. While globally one billion people live in extreme poverty and more than 800 million endure hunger and malnutrition, in the European Union, one of the richest regions of the world, every fourth person experiences at least one of three forms of poverty or social exclusion.