Newsroom

Event
The Portuguese national school for recruiting and training judges and public prosecutors is organising a conference on the rule of law and fundamental rights. It will focus on national implementation of the EU’s Fundamental Rights Charter.
FRA held an online webinar on 5 May with its National Liaison Officers on its upcoming Framework of Commitments for Human Rights cities.
FRA spoke to eu-LISA staff about the fundamental rights implications of the European Travel and Authorisation System. It drew on its Opinion on the fundamental rights impact of ETIAS and its research into large-scale EU IT migration systems. FRA rose awareness of the possible fundamental rights risks that can emerge if safeguards are not duly implemented.
On 18 May, FRA participated in the online meeting of the network of EU Agencies’ contact points on human trafficking.
The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) honoured FRA with its Inclusive Voices Award 2021.
Event
-
The Agency’s Executive Board and Management Board will meet via videoconference on 20 and 21 May. During the meeting, the Management Board will adopt the Agency’s Fundamental Rights Reports 2021 as well as the Consolidated Annual Activity Report 2020.
The fight against gender-based violence is a top priority for the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Older people, people with disabilities, and victims of hate crime or gender-based violence face particular challenges in exercising their rights, defending their interests, and accessing justice in civil and criminal proceedings.
-
From 18 to 20 May, the Steering Committee on the Council of Europe’s child rights strategy will meet. The focus will be on the development of the new strategy to over 2022 to 2027.
FRA will speak at the German Child and Youth Welfare Congress (Deutscher Jugendhilfetag), Europe’s biggest child and youth welfare summit, on 18 May.
Over 40 Embassies, Delegations and Permanent Missions all welcome 17 May as the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT), as a celebration of diversity and inclusion around the world.
There is still a long way to go for LGBTI equality. International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on 17 May is a reminder to challenge the discrimination and violence that too many lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people across Europe continue to face.
FRA will be one of the keynote speakers during a webinar on triggering meaningful inclusion of people with disabilities, their families and their carers. The COFACE Disability platform hosts the event.
FRA will speak to law enforcement officers about data quality in EU migration and security IT systems.
The EU law enforcement training agency (CEPOL) gathered experts from EU Agencies and Member States to identify and discuss future training needs on information exchange and interoperability of EU IT systems.
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.
Event
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.