During an EU Roma Week event in the European Parliament in Brussels on 10 April, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty highlighted the limited progress in tackling the persistent concerns that Roma in Europe continue to face.
The Agency highlighted its work with municipalities and human rights cities, as well as findings from research on deinstitutionalisation and Roma inclusion during a workshop on ‘Building up quality of life in the local area’.
Too many women everywhere still regularly face discrimination, harassment and violence in their daily lives over 20 years after governments from around the world committed to achieving gender equality and empowering women. On International Women’s Day, FRA calls for renewed focus to help honour those far ranging commitments made in Beijing 1995 at the UN’s World Conference on Women.
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.