On 28 February, FRA Scientific Committee will meet for its 56th meeting (online).
On 25 February, FRA will speak at the Zero Project International Conference 2022.
FRA took part in a three-day online meeting of a Council of Europe drafting committee.
Michael O’Flaherty
FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty spoke about free media and freedom of expression at the UN-EU High-level Policy Dialogue on ‘Protecting the safety of journalists, Media freedom and pluralism in the European Union: challenges and opportunities’. The event took place in Brussels on 24 February 2022.
On 24 February, FRA’s Director will speak during the opening panel of the UN-EU high-level policy dialogue ‘Protecting the safety of journalists, media freedom and pluralism in the European Union: challenges and opportunities’.
On 23-24 February, FRA will contribute at the Council of Europe seminar on “The role of Equality Bodies and National Human Rights Institutions in advancing Roma women’s access to justice”.
In the internet age, information travels faster and further than ever before. But so does disinformation, feeding off rumours, prejudices and stereotypes. How can we tackle it? Watch FRA’s practical guide on how to go about tackling disinformation using +INPUT – be positive, identify, narrate, pioneer, unite and track.
From 20-24 February, FRA will take part in “The week of neighbours” summit.
On 17 February, FRA took part in an online panel debate about fundamental rights aspects of the European Pact on Migration and Asylum.
On 17 February, the European Commission expert group on children and migration met to discuss guardianship for unaccompanied children.
FRA Director was on mission in Brussels from 9 to 11 February 2022 to speak at the conference “Safeguarding fundamental rights in the digital age” organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Commission, DG Justice and Consumer Protection.
The recently appointed EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, Diane Schmitt, visited FRA on 27 January.
Guardians are key to ensure children’s well-being and that their best interests are taken into account. But the EU and its Member States continue to face many challenges to provide for full and effective guardianship for unaccompanied children arriving in Europe, reveals the latest report from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).
This year is European Year of Youth. FRA supports this important initiative to listen to and engage with young people across the EU. We will continue to regularly meet youth representatives to address their concerns and give them a voice through our evidence and data.
Michael O’Flaherty
Human rights are the preeminent pathway towards achieving that shared goal of people of goodwill in the context of the technological revolution. Adopting a rights-based approach to this great project is not just legally required, as is the case here in the EU, but it is also axiomatic, a compelling matter.
The recently appointed EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, Diane Schmitt, visited FRA on 27 January.
FRA will take part in the third meeting of the European Commission’s Working Group on Equality and Values in Education and Training.
The Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 was the space for dialogue on the human rights challenges facing the EU today. In this video, participants talk about the challenges of fundamental rights in the digital age.
On 9 February, FRA will give a virtual presentation to the students of the master course Intercultural communication and European studies at Germany’s Fulda University of Applied Sciences.
On 8 February, FRA will contribute to a high-level panel discussion during the closing of the Winter Academy.