On 6-8 December 2023, the Greek Ministry of Migration and Asylum in collaboration with the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the EU Asylum Agency (EUAA) provided a training of trainers on guardianship for unaccompanied children.
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On 8 December, FRA contributed to discussion on human rights compliant asylum procedures in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons. FRA reported about obstacles in accessing asylum procedures at EU’s external borders as described in its report Asylum and migration:
On 10-11 December, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) took part in the Human Rights Conference organised by the city of Vienna. Highlighting the Agency’s long-standing partnership with the city of Vienna, FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty delivered opening remarks on the role of cities in protecting and promoting human rights.
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Le conseil d’administration de l’Agence des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne (FRA) a nommé Sirpa Rautio en tant que nouvelle directrice de l’Agence.
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FRA Director, Michael O’Flaherty, delivers a keynote speech during the 14th Warsaw Human Rights Seminar on 24 October.
The Agency’s Executive Board and Management Board will meet from 13 to 15 December.
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Selon un rapport de l’Agence des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne (FRA), des plans à plus long terme, de meilleures informations et une plus grande flexibilité administrative aideraient les autorités locales à fournir aux personnes qui ont fui la guerre en Ukraine un meilleur accès au logement, à l’éducation, à l’emploi et aux soins de santé dans l’UE. Dans ce rapport, les réactions des autorités à la suite à la toute première activation de la directive de l’UE relative à la protection temporaire ont été étudiées. Le rapport identifie les bonnes pratiques et formule des suggestions quant à la manière dont les autorités peuvent relever les nombreux défis communs auxquels elles sont confrontées.
The CharterXchange is a forum for legal practitioners and stakeholders to explore current and potential applications of the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights and its role in driving positive changes for people’s rights. It will convene annually in December.
FRA took part in the first meeting of the Council of Europe consultation group focusing on children from Ukraine. The meeting focused on applicable law, guardianship, reception and mental health programmes.
In Madrid on 30 November, FRA took part in the European Platform for Roma Inclusion, a regular event organised since 2009.
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On 5 December, FRA presented key developments in terms of fundamental rights for asylum seekers and migrants during the plenary meeting of the EU Migration Preparedness and Crisis Blueprint.
On 7 December, FRA took part in a meeting of the European Commission’s Interservice Group on Child Rights. The meeting discussed the Commission’s recommendation on integrated child protection systems, planned for the first quarter 2024.
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FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2023 reviews major fundamental rights developments in 2022, identifying achievements and areas of concern. It also presents FRA’s opinions on these developments.
FRA took part in a Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU seminar on women and justice.
FRA presented its work and institutional cooperation on civic space at an internal forum of the European Commission’s NEAR Directorate-General. It also spoke about its work on entry, stay and support in the EU for human rights defenders.
Between 20 and 21 November, FRA joined senior representatives of the nine EU Justice and Home Affairs Agencies in Malta. The Agencies’ representatives took stock of the implementation of the five thematic priorities of the EU Asylum Agency’s 2023 Presidency of the network.
FRA’s presented its work on antisemitism at the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Plenary meeting.
FRA will take part in the International Conference on Human Rights of Older Persons 2023. FRA will present the findings of its report on the fundamental rights of older people and ensuring access to digital public services.
The UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, Dr Najat Maalla M'jid, visited FRA on 27 November.
FRA contributed to a Spanish Presidency European Migration Network event on ‘Shaping the future of EU legal migration’. Participants discussed tools and challenges of labour migration policies as well as complementary pathways linked to work for people in need of international protection.