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On 30 April, FRA took part in Equinet’s webinar on artificial intelligence. It introduced the context of its research on fundamental rights and AI, its findings with regards to specific fundamental rights (data protection, non-discrimination, and access to remedies), and its key recommendations.
FRA presented its Fundamental Rights Charter resources and tools during a judicial training conference. It also showcased its new Charter e-guidance, an e-learning tool for judges on the Charter’s application. The Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU hosted the ‘Modernising EU justice systems by boosting training of justice professionals’ conference.
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The FRA Scientific Committee will meet on 3 May via videoconference.
FRA exchanged views on civil society space with the European Parliament’s LIBE Democracy, Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights Monitoring Group (DRFMG).
Discrimination remains a daily reality for many people across the EU despite 20 years of EU equality legislation. This finds the latest Opinion from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights.
On 27 April, FRA attended the high-level forum on the implementation of the architecture for the EU information systems for borders, migration and security.
The summary of FRA’s Fundamental Rights Survey report on What do fundamental rights mean for people in the EU? is now available in all EU languages, except German, plus Macedonian and Serbian. The German version will follow soon.
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FRA joined CEPOL’s expert consultation meeting on EU strategic training needs. The assessment aims at reviewing and improving CEPOL’s training catalogue. This specific session focused on fundamental rights and data protection.
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The EU Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL) held a webinar on unlawful profiling on 21 April. In its presentation, FRA set the scene with regards to discriminatory stop and search, building on its survey data.
On 29 April, FRA will take part in an online workshop organised by the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI). The workshop is for NHRIs who want to learn how to engage more in reviewing the national implementation of the sustainable development goals from a human rights perspective.
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FRA’s Director will participate in the high-level online conference ‘For a people-centred e-justice’. The Portuguese Presidency of the Council of Europe hosts the event on 26 and 27 April.
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FRA will take part in the Council of Europe’s discussions on the central role National Human Rights Institutions play in promoting and protecting human rights in Europe.
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FRA is looking for data collection and research services on fundamental rights issues in Sweden (FRANET).
FRA took part in the online expert meeting of the Frontex Technology Foresight on Biometrics for the future of Travel group.
The EU-funded PANELFIT H2020 project on AI for Crime Prediction and Prevention held a mutual learning encounter on 19 April. FRA joined participants at the event. It also included academic researchers and data protection experts.
On 21 April, the Association of Polish cities will host a virtual event for mayors and vice-mayors.
On 21 April, the FRA Director will have a virtual meeting with Europol’s Executive Director, Catherine De Bolle.
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The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will host a remote public hearing on 21 April on the views and expectations for the future of Roma communities following the new EU Roma framework.
FRA will present the results of its LGBTI II survey during an international webinar on LGBT+ hate crime. The focus will be on the prevalence of hate motivated harassment and violent attacks against LGBTI people.
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Eurostat’s survey task force on gender-based violence against women will meet on 20 to 21 April.