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Civil society discusses the impact of Covid-19

On 7 December, the FRA Director addressed the EU NGO Forum. This year it focused on a human rights-based recovery from the pandemic.

The Forum provided a platform for civil society organisations from across the world to recommend how the EU can better protect civic space worldwide, both online and offline. It also offers an opportunity to address inequalities and shortfalls in human rights protection by promoting a rights-based recovery, including strengthening healthcare and decent work for everyone. The European External Action Service and the European Commission Forum organise the event annually. They did it in partnership with the Human Rights and Democracy Network - a network of EU-level NGOs working on human rights, democracy and peace.