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The Agency discussed with Member States and civil society representatives the creation of an EASO network of vulnerability experts.
Participants at the European Coalition of Cities against Racism’s General Conference swapped knowledge about initiatives developed by cities, civil society, sport associations, cultural and grassroots organisations on fighting racism, discrimination and stereotypes, and promoting diversity and inclusion for all.
On 27 April, the Agency joined the fourth workshop organised by the European Commission for the Member States on the transposition of the EU Directive on Combating Terrorism.
The Agency took part in a European Commission meeting on strategic litigation to defend the rights of children and to end child labour in supply chains.
The Equality Data Subgroup agreed on an outline for non-binding guidelines on improving the collection and use of equality data.
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The Greek Labour Ministry’s General Secretariat for Roma inclusion gave a presentation on the current status of the Roma inclusion programme during a parliamentary hearing on 2 May.
Journalists are increasingly facing attempts to muzzle their work on uncovering corruption, injustice and threats to democracy. World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, is time to call a halt to such pressure so a free press can hold States to account and report on injustice and rights violations, says the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights.
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The Agency will take part in the annual conference of European Data Protection Authorities, ‘Data Protection, Better Together’.
The Agency has published its five year Strategic Plan that will guide the Agency from 2018 until 2022. It will help ensure FRA continues to be acknowledged as a unique and independent centre of reference and excellence for promoting and protecting human rights in the EU.
On 30 April, the Agency will take part in a conference at King’s College, London on countering radicalisation and safeguarding human rights.
On 25 April, the Agency welcomed Gyula Bándi, the Hungarian Deputy Commissioner for Fundamental Rights and Ombudsman for Future Generations, and members of his office.
The Agency took part in the 2018 Conference for Operational Heads of Airports in Venice from 27 to 29 March that was organised by Frontex.
The Agency raised awareness about its upcoming publications with the secretariat of the UN‘s human rights monitoring mechanism on 24 April.
On 23 April, the Agency attended a meeting in Strasbourg of EU Justice and Home Affairs agencies to discuss preparations for increasing the mandate of the eu-LISA agency in the areas of statistics and quality control.
Participants following a panel discussion on ‘Breaking myths about the Istanbul Convention on violence against women’ highlighted the need to increase awareness of the Convention among the general public.
On 19 April, the Agency presented its legal opinion on the European Commission’s two interoperability proposals at a meeting with the rapporteurs and shadow rapporteurs in the European Parliament.
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The Agency lectured on the ‘Structure-Process-Outcome’ monitoring framework and how it can apply for monitoring the EU Roma inclusion policies framework during a workshop from 23 to 25 April in Budapest.
On 16 April, the Agency took part in a panel discussion organised by the OSCE Security Committee.
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On 27 April, the FRA Director will meet with the Austrian Minister of Justice, Josef Moser.
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The Subgroup on Equality Data will gather on 26-27 April in Brussels for its first formal meeting to start work on preparing a set of non-binding guidelines on improving the collection and use of equality data in EU Member States