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In this vlog, FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty, points to the need to recommit to human rights, as evidenced by the wide-ranging impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Here he refers to vaccine inequalities and the impact on marginalised communities, disadvantaged children and frontline workers. As he explains in this vlog, human rights can help fix and strengthen society so we are ready for the next pandemic.
On 5 July, the Presidency of the the European Economic and Social Committee’s ad hoc group on Fundamental Rights and the Rule of Law (FRRL) visited FRA.
On 6 July, FRA will meet a group of 19 academic staff from the German Federal Constitutional Court.
FRA will join the opening ceremony of the summer school on the regulation of robotics and AI in Europe on 4 July.
FRA contributed to a conference organised by the project ‘Reclaim Our Civil Space’.
On 29 June, FRA updated its overview on the accreditation status and mandates of National Human Rights Institutions.
FRA will join the annual general meeting of the European General Council of Refugees and Exiles. It will be part of a workshop on the role of EU agencies in supporting access to asylum.
On 27 June, FRA’s Director will join the 20 year anniversary celebrations of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) in Valetta.
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On 20 June, FRA presented key findings from its Fundamental Rights Report 2022 to the Working Party on fundamental rights, citizens’ rights and free movement of persons (FREMP) of the Council of the EU.
FRA trained members of the Equinet working group on research and data on how to engage with hard-to-reach groups in the collection of equality data.
In this vlog, FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty talks about the EU’s response to the war in Ukraine. He argues that it is only if we all work together, with human rights as our roadmap, that we can make our way towards a peaceful future.
FRA took part in the second Quo Vadis AI conference in Athens on 17 June.
On 21 June, the European Commission’s subgroup on the national implementation of the EU anti-racism action plan will meet online.
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From 20 to 21 June, FRA will visit the EEA/Norway Grants co-funded housing project in Katerini.
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FRA will present fresh findings from its new report on safeguards for children in criminal proceedings during the international ‘Humanising justice for all children’ conference.
Since January, on average five people died per day crossing the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe. On World Refugee Day 2022, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights underlines the struggles civil society continues to face rescuing people in distress in the Mediterranean Sea.
On 17 June, FRA, in cooperation with the European Law Students Association (ELSA), held a webinar on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.
Modèles adaptés aux enfants pour une meilleure communication, groupes de travail pour orienter les jeunes récidivistes et cours d’expression artistique en prison: il ne s’agit là que de quelques exemples des bonnes pratiques recensées dans un nouveau rapport de l’Agence des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne (FRA) consacré aux garanties en faveur des enfants impliqués dans des procédures pénales. Ce rapport pointe les lacunes des systèmes judiciaires nationaux et suggère d’éventuelles mesures correctives que les pays pourraient appliquer pour faire respecter les droits de l’enfant dans le système judiciaire.
FRA will exchange views with Human Dimension experts from the EU Delegation and EU Member States Permanent Representations to the OSCE.
FRA attended an online management committee meeting of the EU Roma network.