Sirpa Rautio
FRA Director Sirpa Rautio addresses EU Justice Ministers during the EU's Justice and Home Affairs Council meeting on 23 July 2024 in Budapest. The Director focused on AI and its use in the digitalisation of justice.
FRA took part in the 10th EU human rights dialogue with Indonesia hosted by the EU External Action Service (EEAS). FRA’s joined the EU delegation at the request of new EU Special Representative on Human Rights, Olof Skoog.
On 8 and 9 July, FRA delivered training during a seminar for defence lawyers organised by the European Academy of European Law (ERA) and co-financed by the EU.
FRA joined the first day of the EU Summer School organised for Luxembourg-based EU institutions on 9 July.
The Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the EU invited FRA to speak about the results from the Agency's third survey on discrimination and hate crime against Jews in the EU.
FRA delivered a lecture on new forms of fundamental rights monitoring under the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum during a Summer School on EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy. The Odysseus Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe convened the summer school.
On 4 July, FRA presented its report ‘EU funds-ensuring compliance with fundamental rights’ to the European Commission.
FRA spoke to the Coordinated Supervision Committee about the fundamental rights implications of the EU’s Entry-Exit System.
Antisemitism persists in the EU, affecting Jews both online and offline. Concerns over safety and frequent experiences of harassment force many to conceal their Jewish identity. These alarming insights come from the latest survey by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). The EU and some of its Member States have put in place measures and action plans to tackle antisemitism. EU countries need to build on these efforts to ensure Jews can live their lives with dignity, free from hate and fear. This is especially important given the impact that the ongoing conflict in the Middle East has had on Jewish communities in Europe.
On 9 July, FRA will virtually present in a webinar session the key findings of the FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2024 to its Fundamental Rights Platform parties.
FRA will address the European Committee of the Regions’ Conference on the Integration of Migrants: Unlocking New Opportunities for Cities and Regions.
FRA will present its latest research during training on procedural rights in criminal proceedings offered by the Academy of European Law (ERA).
FRA will give a presentation to the Council of Europe’s Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP). It will present its tools and material on the EU’s Fundamental Rights Charter during their annual network conference.
Sirpa Rautio
FRA's Director will deliver a keynote speech during Eurochild Convention 2024 that takes place from 2 to 3 July 2024 in Malta. The theme of the event is fostering rights-based solutions to tackle child poverty and social exclusion across Europe.

FRA will take part in a meeting of the European Networks of NHRIs’ working group on economic, social and civil rights. The meeting takes place on 2 July in Vilnius.
Nearly 30,000 people have lost their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea to seek sanctuary or a better life in Europe since 2014. The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights continues to outline the struggles civil society organisations face rescuing people in distress in the Mediterranean.
FRA will present its work on the fundamental rights impact of the cost-of-living crisis in the EU during a meeting of the Social Rights Platform. The focus will be on the social rights of young people.
FRA will present its work on the fundamental rights impact of the cost of living crisis in the EU during a meeting of the Social rights platform. The focus will be on the social rights of young people.
FRA presented the findings and FRA opinions on effective oversight from its work in the area of surveillance by intelligence services at a Summit organised by the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS).
FRA attended a workshop on Roma integration in the Western Balkans on 18 June. The European Commission and its Joint Research Centre organised the event.