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FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2021 reviews major developments in fundamental rights protection, identifying achievements and areas of concern.
On 21 October, FRA took part in the first high-level conference of a joint EU and Council of Europe project to strengthen child participation in Europe.
The FRA Director addressed the 7th EDEN conference on data protection in law enforcement in Rome on 18 October.
Michael O’Flaherty
FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty delivers a speech at the Vatican Artificial Intelligence Symposium on the Challenge of AI for Human Society and the Idea of the Human Person. The symposium took place in Rome on 21 October 2021.
Highlights from the Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 – Michael O’Flaherty on the Forum as a roadmap for a vision of hope.
The Frontex Consultative Forum on Fundamental Rights meeting will take place on 20 October.
FRA will present key findings from its report on encouraging hate crime reporting during an online hate crime conference.
Against the background of the upcoming French EU Presidency, FRA will exchange views with French civil society organisations that are part of its civil society network, the Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) on 20 October.
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FRA, in cooperation with Equinet and ENNHRI, will host a virtual seminar for legal experts of Equality Bodies and National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) from across Europe.
FRA will present results from its Roma and Traveller Survey and its hate crime work to a webinar organised by CEPOL, the EU’s law enforcement training agency.
Michael O’Flaherty
FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty delivers a speech at Europol’s Data Protection Experts Network (EDEN) conference on data protection in law enforcement. The conference took place in Rome on 18 October 2021.
The European Union agencies active in the field of justice and home affairs have presented the first full overview of actions to help victims of trafficking in human beings. The main operational activities are listed in a joint report of the Justice and Home Affairs Agencies Network (JHAAN) published today at the occasion of EU Anti-Trafficking Day under the leadership of Eurojust. The report is a key building block of the EU Strategy on combatting trafficking in human beings and serves as a key reference document for national authorities engaged in tackling human trafficking.
FRA’s Director will virtually join celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the European Social Charter.
FRA’s Director will virtually join celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the European Social Charter.
FRA attended the extraordinary Frontex Management Board meeting which took place on 6 October.
FRA launched its new Charter e-learning courses. These courses provide judges and other legal practitioners with practical guidance on when and how the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights applies at the national level. It includes the Charter e-guidance.
Two days of stimulating discussions, over 145 different sessions, 6 locations – that was the Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 in a nutshell. With over 3,000 people joining the Forum in Vienna and online, it was the biggest human rights event in Europe this year.
Michael O'Flaherty
FRA Director, Michael O'Flaherty, gives his closing remarks during the Fundamental Rights Forum in Vienna on 12 October during the session 'Building a vision of hope: Where do we go from here?'
On 13 October, FRA will hold a meeting with its National Liaison Officers.