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The EU Roma Working Party will meet from 10 to 11 June to discuss the next steps in implementing the new EU Roma strategic framework for equality, inclusion and participation. The discussion will focus on process indicators and how to engage further with key stakeholders, such as civil society and equality bodies, in developing, implementing and monitoring national frameworks.
FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty and the Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić held wide-ranging talks on 10 June in Vienna.
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed gaps in respecting the fundamental rights to health, education, employment and social protection across society. FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2021 plots the pandemic’s wide-ranging impact on rights and suggests how best to address increasing inequalities and threats to societal cohesion.
On 10 June, FRA will launch its Fundamental Rights Report 2021. The report reviews the main developments of human rights protection in the EU in 2020. This year’s focus section outlines the importance of a rights-based approach in dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic and its consequences.
FRA’s Director Michael O’Flaherty will speak on 10 June about freedom of expression protection frameworks in times of crisis.
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The FRA Director will join discussions on environmental sustainability and equality as part of EU Green Week 2021. The European Green Week 2021 runs from 31 May to 4 June.
On 4 June, the EU Delegation to Albania brings together key stakeholders from Albania for a webinar.
FRA took part in a panel discussion on triggering change nationally towards respect for the human rights of migrants at borders through the work of NHRIs and other human rights defenders.
On 31 May, the FRA Director will meet the heads of the European Network of Equality Bodies (Equinet) and of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) to discuss strategic issues of joint interest.
There are many reasons for the police to stop someone. But prejudice should not be one of them. Find out what FRA is doing to end discriminatory police stops.
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The 2018 edition of the handbook on European data protection law is now also available online in Dutch and Slovakian.
On 25 May, FRA took part in the Sub-Committee on Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly. The online hearing aimed to inform the Sub-Committee about relevant findings to enable them to define adequate future action.
FRA hosted a national roundtable discussion on 25 May on the role of the EU Fundamental Rights Charter in the EU. The European Commission Representation in Poland was FRA’s partner for the event.
FRA will give a keynote speech during the GUARANTEE project’s final conference on 27 May on the right to education for all in European cities.
FRA’s Director will speak during the opening session of the World Conference of the International Ombudsman Institute.
Michael O'Flaherty
FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty addressed a national round-table discussion on 25 May on the role of the Fundamental Rights Charter in the EU. The European Commission Representation in Poland was FRA’s partner for the '20 years of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights' event.
Un nouveau document de l’Agence des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne (FRA) met en évidence les différences entre les expériences individuelles des contrôles de police. Il en ressort que les Noirs, les Asiatiques et les Roms demeurent plus susceptibles d’être contrôlés et fouillés par la police, ce qui sape leur confiance dans cette institution. La FRA continuera de fournir des données et des conseils aux pays de l’UE pour les aider à s’assurer que leurs pratiques policières respectent les droits fondamentaux des citoyens.
FRA will host a national round-table discussion on 25 May on the role of the EU Fundamental Rights Charter in the EU. The European Commission Representation in Poland is FRA’s partner for the event.