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FRA presented its research on the challenges faced by Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) in implementing the GDPR to the delegates of the Data Protection Working Party of the Council of the EU.
FRA held an information session for national authorities on the FRA’s report on EU funds: Ensuring compliance with fundamental rights.
FRA contributed to the annual meeting of the EU Temporary Relocation Platform. The Platform, an initiative of the European Commission, is a network of entities engaged in temporary relocation of at-risk human rights defenders.
FRA joined working meetings on establishing the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS). FRA is a member of the ETIAS Fundamental Rights Guidance Board, set up under the Regulation.
The Council of Europe held a National Preventative Mechanisms Forum on 4 and 5 June in Strasbourg. FRA presented its Criminal Detention Database. It also participated in discussions on the detention of vulnerable people and migrants.
FRA presented its report on greenwashing to the Council of Europe’s Committee on Social Affairs, Health, and Sustainable Development of the Parliamentary Assembly.
FRA delivered training on EU return laws and related case law of the EU’s Court of Justice at a training event for administrative judges in Budapest. The training took place on 30 May at the Hungarian Judicial Academy.
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FRA will attend the 12th meeting of the EU High-Level group on combating hate speech and hate crime. The event is jointly organised with the Belgium Presidency of the Council of the EU.
Large number of complaints, lack of human and financial resources and a growing workload – these are some of the challenges that most data protection authorities face when implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), finds the new report from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). FRA calls on the EU countries to ensure data protection authorities have the resources they need to ensure people’s personal data are protected.
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FRA ran two thematic webinars for its civil society stakeholders on 5 June. They covered the political participation of people with disabilities and ensuring compliance with fundamental rights for EU funds.
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FRA Director Sirpa Rautio met with 13 Hungarian civil society organisations active in FRA’s Fundamental Rights Platform on 5 June in Budapest.
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FRA will speak at the European Commission’s meeting on stronger Equality Bodies to combat discrimination. FRA will present its work on equality data, fundamental rights indicators and on strengthening statutory bodies.
FRA held an information session for national authorities on its LGBTIQ Survey report. The session brought together more than 60 representatives from ministries and other national authorities covering over 15 countries.
On 28 May, FRA delivered a keynote speech at an international conference in Berlin on conditions for the success of national action plans against racism. The focus was on a human rights-based approach to data to effectively measure and combat racism.
On 5 June, FRA will hold a webinar on ensuring compliance with fundamental rights when using EU funds.
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FRA will contribute to the annual meeting of the EU Temporary Relocation Platform. The meeting takes place from 5 to 6 June in Berlin.
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FRA will take part in the EU Agencies' Network on Scientific Advice (ANSA) meeting.
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.