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Two days of stimulating discussions, over 145 different sessions, 6 locations – that was the Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 in a nutshell. With over 3,000 people joining the Forum in Vienna and online, it was the biggest human rights event in Europe this year.
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FRA Director, Michael O'Flaherty, gives his closing remarks during the Fundamental Rights Forum in Vienna on 12 October during the session 'Building a vision of hope: Where do we go from here?'
On 13 October, FRA will hold a meeting with its National Liaison Officers.
The FRA Director will take part in the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism.
Speaking up for human rights has never been more important!

But how can we bring people together and cut through the noise?
International and regional human rights organisations across Europe have joined forces with the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, united behind the '10 keys to effectively communicating human rights'.
Today at the Fundamental Rights Forum 2021, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) together with representatives of several European cities unveils a new Framework for Human Rights Cities in the EU.
A clip on human rights cities upon launch of ‘Framework of commitments for human rights cities’
Hate crime is a persistent problem across the world. Millions experience violence because of racism and intolerance. Across the EU, many good practices are in place, tackling hate crime daily. An updated compendium of good practice, hosted by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), pools resources of what exists for others to draw on in their own work.
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The next Fundamental Rights Forum will take place in Vienna on 11 and 12 October 2021.
An official delegation of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will visit FRA on 11 October.
FRA will present its study on role of the Employers Sanctions Directive on protecting irregular migrants from labour exploitation to the European Parliament.
FRA provided a keynote presentation on 1 October to a business workshop on trustworthy AI.
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FRA joined the official online launch of the new European Commission Competence Centre on Participatory and Deliberative Democracy on 6 October. The centre provides services, guidance and tools to support the development of socially robust policy through citizen engagement practices.
The regular European Judicial Training Network study visit of judges and prosecutors to FRA will take place as a virtual visit on 4 October.
FRA will participate in a public webinar on ethnic profiling.
FRA will speak at a webinar on how are urban initiatives and actions supporting green, just and productive cities in the EU?
FRA joined the annual conference of the Odysseus Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum Law in Europe.
The Council of Europe, FRA, ENNHRI, Equinet collaborative platform on social and economic rights met on 27 September.
FRA gave a presentation at an expert legal workshop on the right to know – access to classified data in immigration cases.
FRA took part in an online roundtable exploring the EU’s response to the situation in Afghanistan and its migration-related implications.