Karin Lukas, Vice-President of the European Committee of Social Rights, held a presentation on 8 March 2017 at the European Parliament. She discussed the protection of social rights in the EU and by the Social Charter and identified possible tensions. As an example, she talked about austerity measures in Greece and their impact on social rights. Watch now the video of the full panel discussion. Karin Lukas' presentation starts at 2:08.

Fundamental rights, language and integration are the important topics discussed by Hannes Tretter on tuesday, 21.03.2017, starting at 2:05 pm at Ö1 - Liveshow "Von Tag zu Tag". The discussion centers around the question, whether there are juridical obligations. Everyone interested can call and ask questions at number: 0800 22 69 79; discussion language is german.

Additionally in the next days a further examination of this topic, a new BIM-Position, will be uploaded on our homepage.

Helmut Sax on the Panel on childrens rights at N-O-W Conference in Vienna, 2017, Photo-Credit: Rishabh Kaul / Act.Now

The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute contributed to the International Mayors' Conference in Vienna on 30-31 January 2017. The motto of the conference was "Children under the Radar". Helmut Sax from the BIM was one of the participants of a panel on children's rights addressing the phenomena of child marriage and the way European countries are dealing with it, as an example for “parallel structures”.

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The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights is proud to announce the re-election of BIM-expert Karin Lukas as Austrian member of the European Committee of Social Rights and her appointment as vice-president of the Committee.

On February 28, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (commonly known as FRA) celebrates its 10th anniversary by holding a symposium.

The FRA was established by Council Regulation No 168/2007 in 2007. The Agency assists EU institutions and EU member states by providing them with independent expert advice and fundamental rights analysis.

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