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FRA attended the Management Board meeting of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) on 21 September.
Civil society organisations across the EU provide services, engage in communities, raise awareness, advocate on behalf of others and hold authorities to account. But they face threats, attacks, funding cuts and disproportionate restrictions. These are just some of the challenges human rights civil society organisations face in some parts of the EU, and the Coronavirus pandemic has worsened their working conditions, highlights a new report from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). FRA calls on policymakers to foster a more conducive working environment for civil society, helping to realise all human rights for all.
On the occasion of the launch of FRA’s report ‘Protecting civic space in the EU’ this clip sheds light on the challenges civil society faces across the European Union.
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FRA Director will visit the Council of Europe on 21-22 September in Strasbourg.
The annual meeting of the European Platform for Roma Inclusion takes place on 20 September.
FRA’s Scientific Committee will discuss the Agency’s reports on 17 September.
On 17 September, FRA will speak during an expert meeting on fundamental rights in security-related legislation.
FRA held a webinar on 16 September with over 50 civil society organisations from its Fundamental Rights Platform.
FRA spoke at an anniversary event of La Strada International about civic space challenges in the EU for human rights civil society organisations.
FRA presented findings from its LGBTI survey during a virtual international conference on 9 September.
FRA will hold a webinar with civil society organisations from its Fundamental Rights Platform on 16 September.
On 14 September 2021, eight international organisations joined forces to launch a new portal promoting global cooperation on artificial intelligence (AI). The portal is a one-stop shop for data, research findings and good practices in AI policy.
FRA will speak at a conference on public policies related to profiling.
FRA joined an online meeting of Swedish cities, regions, and other local-level stakeholders on human rights.
FRA contributed to a discussion group on racial discrimination in access to and tenure of housing in Spain.
On 8 September, FRA took part in the kick-off meeting of the study on ‘Intersex people in the EU, a project of the European Commission’s Justice and Consumers Directorate-General.
The FRA Director was in Brussels from 1 to 3 September to present the Fundamental Rights Report 2021 to the European Parliament’s Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE).
On 6 September, FRA joined a European Parliament panel discussion on the digital services act.
FRA, together with the Public Defender of Rights and the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic will co-host a seminar on developing human rights indicators for monitoring the implementation of the Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD).