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On 27 February, the Agency took part in a stakeholder meeting in Athens for the ‘Good Governance, Accountable Institutions, Transparency’ programme of the EEA-Norway Grants 2014-2021 in Greece.
On 5 and 6 March in Brussels, the Agency presented its reflections on how to improve communication and awareness raising work on human rights during the seminar Telling Europe’s migration stories: framing messages around solutions.
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The Agency met the OSCE Secretariat’s Transnational Threats (TNT) Department for the first time in Vienna on 2 February.
The Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on Administrative Detention of Migrants met in Strasbourg from 21 to 22 February.
Too many women everywhere still regularly face discrimination, harassment and violence in their daily lives over 20 years after governments from around the world committed to achieving gender equality and empowering women. On International Women’s Day, FRA calls for renewed focus to help honour those far ranging commitments made in Beijing 1995 at the UN’s World Conference on Women.
Together, we the Heads of EU agencies and Joint undertakings commit to zero tolerance towards sexual harassment and we cannot and will not accept harassment of any form in our agencies. We take it upon ourselves to communicate to our staff that harassment in the workplace is never acceptable. We have committed ourselves in accordance with existing laws and particularly the staff regulation, to promote diversity at work and provide our staff with a trusted place in which to work.
On 8 March, the Agency will speak at a hearing at the European Parliament on EU Funds and independent living for people with disabilities. FRA will draw on findings from its ‘From institutions to community living’ reports.
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The FRA Executive Board will hold its 47th meeting at the Agency on 8 March.
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The Agency, together with OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), will facilitate a series of workshops for law enforcement officers and officials responsible for (hate) crime registration.
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From 7 to 8 March, the Agency will take part in a Eurostat task force meeting on developing a gender-based violence survey. Following the launch of FRA’s violence against women survey results in 2014, Eurostat – together with the national statistical institutes –began preparing the next EU survey on the topic.
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With the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 70 years ago, governments around the globe committed to making peace, democracy and justice a reality for all. We, national, regional and international institutions have worked towards that objective, striving to improve the life of hundreds of millions of people around the world. However, that work remains incomplete as poverty, armed conflicts, oppression, inequality and discrimination are still a reality for so many people.
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The Agency’s Director will join the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Council of Europe’s Human Rights Commissioner, and others, in speaking at a Human Rights Council side event on ‘Beyond Jargon: Reframing our communication on human rights’.
In this third edition of his video blog FRA Director, Michael O'Flaherty, focuses on bolstering our human rights communications to underline why human rights matter to us all.
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The Agency will speak at a conference on how framing messages on migration are key to today’s policy and public discourse.
The Agency’s Director, Michael O’Flaherty, presented FRA’s work priorities for this year to the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) in Brussels on 20 February, as it does each year.
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The FRA Director reflected on the particular challenges which civil society organisations face during the OSCE Human Dimension Committee on 27 February in Vienna.
The Agency joined discussions on disability data and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals on 23 February in Vienna.
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The Agency took part in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe’s Regional Forum on Sustainable Development from 1 to 2 March in Geneva.
The Agency presented its research on Albin Dearing to the Council Working Party on Fundamental Rights, Citizens’ Rights and Free Movement of Persons (FREMP) on 26 February in Brussels.
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The Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir and the Director of FRA Michael O’Flaherty met at the Agency on 23 February to exchange views on the activities and priorities of their respective institutions.