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The Agency will present the findings from its report on surveillance by intelligence services during a workshop in Grenoble on 14 November on oversight.
Widespread gender-based violence, hate and discrimination continue to threaten the well-being and ability of women to live full and active lives in society, as a new paper by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) shows. It calls for renewed and stronger efforts by the EU and its Member States to promote gender equality and change societal attitudes to help eradicate discrimination and violence towards women.
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On the 10th anniversary of the landmark judgment of the European Court of Human Rights on the segregation of Roma children in education, equality and human rights organizations call for a redoubling of efforts to bring children together in the spirit of Europe’s commitment to dignity, equality and human rights.
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The sixth International Roma Women’s Conference took place from 6 to 7 November at the Council of Europe.
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The Head of the Agency’s Fundamental Rights Promotion Department spoke of the need to develop an action plan against online hatred during this year’s Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon on 7 November.
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The Agency met representatives from the Finnish Ministry of Justice and the Human Rights Centre in Helsinki on 6 November to discuss deeper cooperation in the context of FRA’s Fundamental Rights Survey.
The Agency provided fundamental rights input to discussions at the 8th meeting of the Council of Europe’s expert committee on administrative detention of migrants, operating under the supervision of its European Committee on Legal Cooperation.
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The Agency took part in a seminar on ‘Applying the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU’ from 6 to 7 November.
FRA contributed to a training session on return issues for Schengen evaluators on 23 and 24 October in Budapest.
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The Agency gave a presentation in Lancut, Poland, on 19 October on the fundamental rights obligations of using European Structural and Investment funds.
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights continues to point to the problems of limited data in its latest annual overview of antisemitism data from across the EU, as it remembers the wave of violent anti-Jewish events of 'Kristallnacht' on 9 November 1938. Without such data, efforts to combat antisemitism will remain general and untargeted.
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The new Advisory Panel of the Agency’s Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) will convene for the first time on 9-10 November in Vienna.
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The Agency gave two plenary presentations at conferences organised under the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU. On 17 October, the Head of Freedoms and Justice Department, Joanna Goodey, gave a presentation at eu-LISA’s annual conference ‘Going Digital for a Safe and Secure Europe’ on digitalisation, interoperability and fundamental rights.
The Agency is helping the European Asylum Support Office to develop a tool for Member States to assess the best interests of the child in the context of asylum.
The Agency took place in a global conference in Aarhus that brought together over 400 editors, journalists and experts on communication to discuss ‘constructive journalism’.
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The Agency joined discussions on various approaches to generating quality data on key indicators of children’s well-being, in the spirit of the inclusive 2030 Sustainable Development Goals agenda.
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On 23 October, the Agency presented the key findings of its Fundamental Rights Report 2017 to the Latvian authorities. 38 representatives from 12 Ministries, the Latvian Parliament, the Latvian legal journal and other national institutions attended the event.
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On 20 October, the first meeting of the Advisory Board for the Fundamental Rights Forum 2018 took place.
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The Agency will present its 2017 Opinion on access to remedy and business and human rights at a public seminar on 8 November in London.
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The 11th European Forum on the rights of the child will be devoted to investigating the vulnerabilities of children affected by deprivation of liberty and alternatives to detention.