FRA will contribute to the annual meeting of the EU Temporary Relocation Platform. The meeting takes place from 5 to 6 June in Berlin.
FRA will take part in the EU Agencies' Network on Scientific Advice (ANSA) meeting.
On 5 June, FRA will hold a webinar on ensuring compliance with fundamental rights when using EU funds.
People’s fundamental rights are at risk across Europe. This is due to rising levels of poverty, persistent threats against democracy, widespread racism and challenges occurring in the context of migration, finds FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2024. These threats underline the need to ensure a strong and sustainable fundamental rights protection across the EU, particularly for people in vulnerable situations. The report suggests how policymakers and civil society can work in tandem to counter the threat of social exclusion and enable a more equal and fairer society for all.
FRA gave a plenary address during the first European Legal Tech Summit. The summit took place on 23 May in Vienna.
FRA co-sponsored the 2024 Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) conference that ran from 22 to 24 May in Brussels. The event takes place every year.
FRA presented and discussed its EU LGBTIQ Survey report and results during a series of events from 14 to 17 May.
Many EU countries have made it easier for people with disabilities to vote in elections, finds the latest report from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). But some groups still face considerable barriers when it comes to voting and standing for elections. The report looks at best practices and suggests how to ensure people with disabilities have their say at election time.
FRA Director will visit the Council of Europe on 28 May in Strasbourg. She will exchange views with the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers’ Rapporteur Group on External Relations.
FRA took part in a meeting of the European Trade Union Confederation’s Migration and Inclusion Committee in Brussels on 16 May.
FRA presented its work on tackling anti-Muslim hatred during a joint Equinet – European Commission meeting in Brussels from 22 to 23 May in Brussels.
On 15 May, FRA presented its research on the challenges faced by Data Protection Authorities in implementing the EU General Data Protection Regulation, six years after its entry into force, at the Spring conference of European Data Protection Authorities in Riga.
On 16 May, FRA Director Sirpa Rautio held a roundtable discussion with 36 civil society organisations in Brussels.
FRA took part in the annual spring expert meeting of the European Network on Victims’ Rights. It presented its project on protecting the fundamental rights of people with disabilities living in institutions.
Sirpa Rautio
FRA Director delivers a keynote speech during the 'Pride Alliances and Policy: Towards a Union of Equality' conference on 17 May 2024 in Brussels. The Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU event to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia.
We – The Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, and the diplomatic missions of Albania, Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Montenegro, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, 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 in Vienna, UN-GLOBE, and the Diplomatische Akademie Wien-Vienna School of International Studies – all welcome 17 May as the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), as a celebration of diversity and inclusion around the world.
Members of the Frontex Consultative Forum on Fundamental Rights met with the Frontex Management Board chairperson and the Frontex senior management.
FRA's Executive Board and Management Board will meet on 23 and 24 May in Vienna.
FRA Director Sirpa Rautio and the Council of Europe’s President of the Parliamentary Assembly Theodoros Rousopoulos will meet on 14 May in Vienna.
More LGBTIQ people in Europe are now open about who they are. At the same time, they face more violence, harassment, and bullying than before. This is especially true for younger LGBTIQ people, who are particularly vulnerable. These are some of the findings of the latest survey of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), based on responses from more than 100,000 LGBTIQ people across Europe.