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FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty delivers a speech at the Traveller Equality & Justice Project's 'Barriers to Justice for Irish Travellers' report launch event on 29 April in Cork.
La pandémie a déclenché un soutien financier sans précédent de l’UE pour lutter contre les conséquences sociales de la COVID-19. De nombreuses personnes dans l’UE, en particulier les personnes vulnérables, ont été confrontées à une limitation de l’accès aux soins de santé, à la garde d’enfants, à l’éducation et à l’internet. Cette situation a entraîné une surmortalité, de la pauvreté, du chômage et de l’exclusion sociale. Le rapport sur les droits fondamentaux 2022 de la FRA décrit l’incidence considérable de la pandémie sur les droits sociaux. Il donne également des pistes pour faire face aux inégalités croissantes et aux menaces qui pèsent sur la cohésion de la société.
FRA presented observations from its first Ukraine Bulletin and missions to the EU’s external borders with Ukraine at the annual CEPS Conference.
The European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA) organised a meeting to discuss the coordination and response to gender-based violence.
FRA moderated a session at a European Commission meeting on care and guardianship for unaccompanied children from Ukraine.
On 19 May, FRA co-hosted an online seminar on the EU’s Fundamental Rights Charter for Committee of the Regions staff.
FRA took part in the Council of Europe-EU Joint Child Participation4Europe project conference.
On 3 May, FRA gave the European perspective during a panel discussion on the work of a human rights city during Lund’s sustainability week.
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FRA is jointly organising a scientific conference with the German Federal Ministry of Justice.
The Austrian Vida inclusion conference will take place on the 31 May in Vienna.
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FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty will meet State Secretaries and staff of the German Justice and Interior Ministries on 31 May.
The EU Agency for Asylum (EUAA) and FRA held an expert panel to discuss fundamental rights issues when accessing asylum procedures at the EU external borders.
On 18 May, FRA presented the update of its criminal detention conditions database during a meeting of the Council Working Party on Judicial Cooperation in Criminal matters.
The European Guardianship Network held a meeting from 17 to 18 May to discuss the response to the Ukrainian crisis, training guardians, and the network’s standards and principles.
FRA will host a panel debate on modern technologies used for law enforcement and fundamental rights at this year’s annual Computer, Privacy and Data Protection conference.
EU countries are welcoming and supporting unprecedented numbers of people fleeing the war in Ukraine. It has serious implications for many fundamental rights within the EU and requires Member States to find sustainable solutions, as the first Ukraine bulletin from the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) shows.
The FRA Director exchanged views with the Council of the EU’s Working Party on Fundamental Rights, Citizen’s Rights and Free Movement of Persons (FREMP) on 13 May 2022.
The Frontex Consultative Forum on fundamental rights took place on 12 May in Warsaw.
FRA took part in a conference on responsible AI in the Hague from 12 to 13 May.
While many volunteers, organisations and EU countries provide help to the many children fleeing Ukraine, challenges and concerns need to be addressed: such as registration and interpretation, guardianship for unaccompanied children, access to education and childcare.