The year 2018 brought both progress and setbacks in terms of fundamental
rights protection. FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2019 reviews major
developments in the field, identifying both achievements and remaining areas
of concern. This publication presents FRA’s opinions on the main developments
in the thematic areas covered, and a synopsis of the evidence supporting these
Despite efforts by the European Union (EU) and its Member States to reduce gender inequalities among citizens of Roma
origin, important gender differences persist. Drawing on FRA’s own EU-MIDIS II survey research in nine EU Member States this report highlights the position of Roma women in education, employment and health,
as well as the extent to which they experience hate-motivated discrimination, harassment and physical violence.
This summary report presents the key findings of
the fieldwork to identify and understand
the operation of barriers to and drivers of successful
investment in Roma inclusion and the FRA opinions stemming from
This report presents the main insights gained during the EU Fundamental Rights Agency’s project on local engagement for
Roma inclusion, which explores how to best involve Roma in integration efforts at the local level. Bringing together local
authorities and residents, especially Roma, it investigated what aspects work, which ones do not, and why this is the case.
Across the European Union, Member States are faced with the challenge of integrating Europe’s most deprived
and disenfranchised minority groups. As a follow up to the EU-MIDIS II findings on Roma, this report presents
FRA’s findings relating to the issues of education and employment. Encouraging Roma participation in education
and employment equips communities with higher incomes, better life opportunities and greater social inclusion.
The year 2017 brought both progress and setbacks in terms of rights protection. The European Pillar of Social Rights marked an important move towards a more ‘social Europe’. But, as experiences with the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights underscore, agreement on a text is merely a first step. Even in its eighth year as the EU's binding bill of rights, the Charter's potential was not fully exploited, highlighting the need to more actively promote its use.
The year 2017 brought both progress and setbacks in terms of fundamental rights protection. FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2018 reviews major developments in the EU between
January and December 2017, and outlines FRA’s opinions thereon.
Civil society organisations in the European Union play a crucial role in promoting fundamental
rights, but it has become harder for them do so – due to both legal and practical restrictions.
This summary outlines the main
findings and FRA’s opinions on the different
types and patterns of challenges faced by civil society
organisations across the EU,
Despite ambitious initiatives, the fundamental rights situation of Roma in the EU remains profoundly troubling. This report
examines the persisting phenomenon of anti-Gypsyism and its effect on Roma inclusion efforts. It first presents data on
key manifestations of anti-Gypsyism, namely discrimination, harassment and hate crime.