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The Swedish Presidency of the EU invited FRA and Europol to a discussion on artificial intelligence from a law enforcement perspective.
FRA was a speaker at a panel discussion on critical perspectives for equality data in combating discrimination.
An increased number of oversight bodies in EU Member States now monitors the work of intelligence services. But people whose human rights were violated still have difficulty getting justice, finds an update from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). It supports the work of the European Parliament Committee investigating the use of the Pegasus spyware (PEGA). The Parliament will adopt its final resolution on spyware in June 2023.
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On 23 May, FRA will welcome to the Agency a group of Master students from the Central European University in Vienna.
FRA will join a conference on innovation on 23 May organised by the Court of Justice of the EU.
An ad hoc meeting of the EU Victims’ Rights Platform will take place on 23 May. FRA will join the meeting online.
On 11 May, FRA attended a European Commission workshop on fake news, disinformation and hate speech of the Community for European Research and Innovation for Security (CERIS).
We – The Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, and the diplomatic missions of Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uruguay, as well as the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the Delegation of the European Union to the International Organisations, UN-GLOBE, and the Vienna School of International Studies – all welcome May 17th as the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), as a celebration of diversity and inclusion around the world.
FRA will talk about European legislation and fundamental rights on issues linked to migration in Europe during a seminar organised by the European Law Students' Association (ELSA) in Italy.
On 16 May, FRA will speak at HIAS Europe’s ‘The Welcome Circle programme for Ukrainians’ event.
Michael O’Flaherty
FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty delivered a policy statement on the challenges which are currently posed to the rule of law in the European Union on 15 May at a Law Society of Ireland seminar in Dublin. He spoke about how to promote and strengthen fundamental rights throughout the EU.
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FRA spoke at the annual ‘spring conference’ of the Hungarian National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing.
FRA and the European Parliament Liaison Office in Vienna are co-organising a panel discussion on combating antisemitism.
On 11 May, FRA presented an overview of fundamental rights challenges at borders at a break-out sessions during the 13th World Conference of the International Association of Refugee and Migration Judges.
FRA joined the 31st conference of the European Data Protection Authorities.
FRA spoke at a European Commission seminar on protecting civic space on 10 May in Brussels.
On 3 May, FRA presented its ageing in digital societies project to AGE Platform Europe’s Task Force on Age-Friendly Environments.
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The municipality of Vienna launches its third round of equality monitoring on 11 May.
FRA will have exchange views with Human Dimension experts from the EU Delegation and EU Member States Permanent Representations to the OSCE.