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This infographic illustrates some of the main issues when it comes to integrating migrants and their descendants in the EU.
Michael O’Flaherty
The EU and its Member States need to pay more attention to the integration of those living “rightfully and legitimately in the EU”, as the Commission puts it, as well as those who are or can find themselves in an irregular situation. These people are entitled to certain basic rights shared by all. But often they live and work in the shadows, denied their rights and particularly vulnerable to discrimination, exploitation and marginalisation.
This video message by Ulrike Lunacek, Vice-President of the European Parliament, was recorded on the occasion of FRA's 10th anniversary.
In 2017 and beyond, the Fundamental Rights Agency will focus on today’s most urgent human rights quandaries, from migration and asylum, through xenophobia and discrimination, to the very contemporary challenges of privacy, surveillance and hate speech in the digital age.
Speech
Frauke Lisa Seidensticker
The Agency is in a key position to give a voice to those people across the European Union who are most frequently the target of discrimination and hatred. Many of them are at the margins of our society. But the rights of those at the very centre of our society are also under threat, for example through the tools of the digital age which, in spite of their huge advantages, also open the door to online hate speech and unbridled state surveillance, both of which we have seen too often recently.
Speech
Michael O’Flaherty
Over the last 10 years, we have given a voice to our primary clients, the rights holders living in Europe. We have achieved much in these 10 years, which I think deserves proper credit. We have delivered badly needed data, which otherwise would not be available to the policy makers who make the laws that shape our lives.
Événement
Government officials, diplomats, civil society representatives and those charged with making human rights relevant for the general public will come together on 28 February in Vienna to mark the 10th anniversary of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights.
Press Release
Les droits de l’homme traversent une période difficile. À l’occasion de son dixième anniversaire, l’Agence des droits fondamentaux de l'Union européenne organise une discussion pour faire le point sur les succès rencontrés dans le domaine des droits de l’homme dans l’Union européenne au cours de la dernière décennie et, dans le même temps, se pencher sur les énormes défis qui nous attendent. Parmi les principaux orateurs figurent le Président autrichien, Alexander Van der Bellen, et la Commissaire européenne chargée de la justice, Mme Věra Jourová.
Les enfants faisant l'objet de procédures judiciaires se sentent souvent intimidés, mal informés et mal compris, comme le révèle un nouveau rapport de l’Agence des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne (FRA). Sur la base d'entretiens avec des enfants dans différents États membres de l’UE concernant leur vécu et leur opinion, ce rapport novateur indique le chemin qu'il reste à parcourir pour adapter nos systèmes judiciaires aux enfants.
The Agency’s Director, Michael O’Flaherty, took part in a meeting of the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on 9 February.
This infographic illustrates some of the main concerns of children when it comes to participating in court proceedings using their own words.
Article d'actualité
The Agency explained how its future media toolkit will strengthen rights awareness during a symposium on hate speech against migrants and refugees in the media on 26 January in Brussels.
Vidéo
On 23 January, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty held a speech entitled ‘Protecting human rights in today’s Europe’ at Poznan University in Poland.
Vidéo
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights presented its latest Roma findings to members of the European Parliament during the meeting of the Committee of Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on 23 January 2017.
Speech
Michael O’Flaherty
We have in the EU an impressive human rights framework, which co-exists with the constitutional traditions and institutions of its Member States. But across the globe, human rights are in contention. In too many countries, the rights themselves and the systems that uphold them are questioned, challenged, ignored, or undermined. ** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY **
Article d'actualité
On 13 December, the Agency presented selected Roma results from its second EU minorities and discrimination survey at an event in Bratislava organised by the Plenipotentiary for Roma issues.
Vidéo
On 8 December, the Agency presented its latest two migration Opinions to the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.
Vidéo
On 8 December, the Agency presented its latest two migration Opinions to the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.
Press Release
La précarité généralisée détruit la vie des Roms. Un nouveau rapport de l'Agence des droits fondamentaux de l’Union européenne révèle que des familles vivent en marge de la société dans des conditions déplorables et que leurs enfants, n'ayant qu'un faible niveau d'éducation, sont confrontés à des perspectives d'avenir sombres. Le rapport analyse les écarts enregistrés entre les différents pays de l'Union européenne en matière d'inclusion des Roms afin de donner des pistes aux États membres qui souhaitent améliorer leurs politiques d'intégration.
This video message was produced for a holocaust education training for public officials.