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FRA participated in the meeting organised by the Financial Mechanism Office (FMO) of the EEA and Norway Grants, in cooperation with Hungarian authorities, to start the Grants’ Roma Programme in Hungary. The FMO described the Grants’ Programme, and how it will be managed and implemented.
FRA published a brief note on the migration law implications of the new EU-UK arrangements.
In December 2020, FRA was an observer to the Schengen return and readmission evaluations of Cyprus. It joined a team of evaluators from the European Commission and EU Member States. This was the fourth such FRA observer visit to Member States in 2020.
On average three people a day died crossing the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe in 2020, estimates the International Organization for Migration. On International Migrants Day on 18 December, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights outlines the difficulties that civil society rescue efforts in the Mediterranean continue to face.
FRA hosted a webinar on business and human rights for the agency’s National Liaison Officers (NLOs) and government experts.
The coronavirus pandemic tearing through society exposes the vulnerability migrants often face. On International Migrants Day on 18 December, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights calls on the EU and its Member States, when addressing the societal impact, to leave no one behind by also supporting migrants.
According to the latest data, more than half of the children identified in Europe as victims of trafficking were EU nationals. FRA carried out training at a CEPOL webinar to raise awareness and exchange experiences about protection and transnational cooperation in tackling child trafficking.
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and the European Court of Human Rights issue the third edition of their widely-used practical handbook on European migration and asylum law.
The dataset from FRA’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) survey is now available for further use by researchers.
On 4 December, at the Annual Dialogue with the European Committee of the Regions in the Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs, FRA presented the findings from its report on the integration of young refugees.