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Providing adequate and affordable housing for migrants remains one of the main challenges for local communities, according to the Agency’s latest focus report on the migration situation in the EU.
The European Migration Network held its 91st meeting of National Contact Points on 5 February in Brussels. The meeting was an opportunity to learn about the progress of relevant studies from the network as well as work from the Joint Research Centre on age assessment, asylum and integration.
The Agency took part in the first meeting of the advisory group for the research project ‘Cities of Refuge’.
The Agency took part in the Council of Europe’s drafting group responsible for developing standards on guardianship for children in the context of migration.
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The Agency is providing its Roma expertise to the Czech Ministry of Finance, the body responsible for the Roma inclusion and empowerment programme of the EEA/Norway grants 2014-2021.
The Agency will present to Irish stakeholders the findings of its reports on deinstitutionalisation for people with disabilities.
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On 9 February, a delegation of legal experts from the German Embassy and the Federal Foreign Office will visit the Agency.
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The Agency will take part in an international conference on ‘Measuring the Effectiveness of Children’s Rights - Make all children count!’ from 8 to 9 February in Brussels.
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The Agency will present an overview of its work and priorities to members of the diplomatic community in Vienna on 8 February at FRA.
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Ten years after its creation, the Agency has matured into a unique, independent and trusted centre of excellence on fundamental rights, according to the findings of FRA’s second independent external evaluation. This enables it to offer practical hands-on support drawn from its set of robust evidence-based advice.
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The Agency will train some 40 staff members from 25 NHRIs from the EU and beyond on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights at its premises in Vienna on 6-7 February.
Pressing migration concerns persist despite a drop in asylum seekers in parts of the EU. This is according to the Agency’s latest report on migration-related fundamental rights issues. While reviewing the situation over the past two years, it points to difficulties in border crossings and gaining asylum, inadequate reception conditions, protection gaps for unaccompanied children and immigration detention concerns.
A high-level expert meeting on victims’ rights focused on the rights of victims of terrorist attacks, compensation for victims and strengthening rights of victims of gender-based violence.
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The Agency presented the main results of its second EU minorities and discrimination survey (EU-MIDIS II) at the fourth Committee of Senior of Officials meeting held under the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States.
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On 2 February, the Director of FRA, Michael O’Flaherty will welcome the OSCE Secretary General, Thomas Greminger to the Agency.
On 2 February in Sofia, the Agency will present to Bulgarian stakeholders the findings of its recent reports on deinstitutionalisation for people with disabilities.
The Agency’s Director, together with the Head of the Freedoms and Justice Department, took part in the Informal Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council Meeting in Sofia from 25 to 26 January, which was held under the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU.
The Agency hosted a panel discussion at the annual Computers, Privacy & Data Protection conference in Brussels on 26 January.
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An Interparliamentary Committee Meeting on the European Agenda on Migration took place on 24 January in Brussels that discussed legal avenues and integration issues.
On 30 January, the Agency took part in a European Commission expert workshop on the implementation of the child sexual abuse directive with regards to children with disabilities.