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At the invitation of the Bulgarian Presidency, the Agency presented the findings of the second volume of its report ‘Surveillance by intelligence services: fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the EU’ to the Council Working Party on Terrorism on 19 January.
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The FRA Director met the Bulgarian Ambassador to the EU, H.E. Mr. Dimiter Tzantchev, on 18 January in Brussels, to strengthen and reaffirm the good cooperation between FRA and the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU.
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The Agency explored aspects of the online human rights tool it is developing with the UN’s human rights office in Geneva on 16 and 17 January.
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The Italian Parliamentary Committee for the Intelligence and Security Services and for State Secret Control held a conference in Rome on 17 January on the Agency’s second surveillance report that was published in October 2017.
The Agency, in cooperation with the European Asylum Support Office has continued with the capacity building seminars on child protection in Greek migration hotspots.
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The Agency highlighted the importance of addressing discrimination, harassment and violence as part of a comprehensive approach of security in urban policies during a European Commission’s stakeholder workshop on urban security FRA’s contributions drew on evidence from its second EU Minorities and Discrimination Survey (EU-MIDIS II).
At a European Institute of Public Administration seminar the Agency presented findings from its Criminal detention and alternatives: fundamental rights aspects in EU cross-border transfers report.
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The Agency has been invited to present its new report on the challenges facing civil society organisations in the EU at the Council of Europe’s conference of international NGOs.
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There is a crisis in communicating and convincing people that human rights matter. While this view is universally agreed among the human rights community, it represents a window of opportunity for change, according to the FRA Director, Michael O’Flaherty, when opening a seminar of leading experts on communicating human rights.
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The FRA Director has been invited by the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU to take part in the informal Justice and Home Affairs Council in Sofia from 25 to 26 January.
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On 25 January, the Agency will take part in the first informal meeting of a subgroup on improving the availability and collection of equality data.
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FRA will host a panel discussion at the annual Computers, Privacy & Data Protection conference in Brussels on 26 January.
The Agency will present its second report on surveillance by intelligence services: fundamental rights safeguards and remedies in the EU to the High Level Expert Group on Internet Governance in Brussels, on 23 January.
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The Agency has organised a human rights communicators leadership seminar that will bring together leading European human rights communicators to discuss how best to promote and communicate human rights messages.
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The Agency’s Director, Michael O’Flaherty, will contribute to the International Diversity Forum organised by the OECD Centre for Opportunity and Equality in cooperation with the Club XXIe Siècle.
Guardians remain a key element of a protection system for children who are temporarily or permanently deprived of their family environment and who cannot have their interests represented by their parents.
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On 10 January, the European Commission hosted the third workshop for Member States on the transposition of the EU Directive on Combating Terrorism.
The Agency brought its experience from working in migration hotspots in Italy and Greece to a European Commission expert workshop on the implementation of the child sexual abuse directive with regards to migrant children.
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The Agency’s Director Michael O’Flaherty spoke to the Council of the EU’s Working Party on Terrorism (COTER) about the fundamental rights impact of anti-terrorism measures in Brussels on 18 January.
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The first of a series of video blogs by FRA director Michael O'Flaherty has just been published.