On the occasion of Human Rights Day, Eamon Gilmore, European Union Special Representative for Human Rights, and Michael O’Flaherty, Director of the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency, talked on “The EU and Human Rights” on December 10th, 2109. The event was organised by Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, European Union Fundamental Rights Agency and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs and supported by the European Parliament and the European Commission.
Fundamental Rights Agency
The EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) was established to provide evidence-based policy advice to EU institutions and Member States. By blending social science research with traditional normative work, it aims to influence human rights policy processes through new ways of framing empirical realities. The contributors to this volume critically examine the experience of the Agency in its first decade, exploring FRA’s historical, political and legal foundations and its evolving record across major strands of EU fundamental rights.
The European Union is a key actor in the field of human rights, setting global standards for policy-making and implementation. Yet, the EU faces a variety of human rights-related challenges both internally and externally, be it in terms of asylum law, the freedom of speech or social, cultural and economic rights. How are these and other issues connected to changes in the political landscape, and how can we address them in order to strengthen human rights in Europe, in the European Neighbourhood, and elsewhere?
From 22 to 23 March 2018, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) will host its third expert meeting on developing an online tool on EU Member States’ compliance with international human rights law and fundamental rights. Moritz Birk (BIM) will attend to the panel.
Welcome address and introductory words: Federal Minister Thomas Drozda (Federal Minister for Arts and Culture, Constitution and Media)
On 28 February 2017, 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.
New perspectives, challenges and opportunities in the Human Rights work frame
On the occasion of this year's Fundamental Rights Forum, but also in the light of the progress of Vienna as a Human Rights City and the commitment of private individuals to the care and support for refugees, the round table is dedicated to cooperation with civil society.
Over 150 people joined Manfred Nowak, the Austrian Member of the Management Board of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) and Scientific Co-Director of the BIM, to welcome Michael O’Flaherty as the new Director of the Agency to Vienna. At the event Michael O’Flaherty introduced not only himself but also his plans and priorities for the Agency for the years to come.
Als österreichisches Mitglied des Verwaltungsrats der EU Agentur für Grundrechte (FRA) lädt Manfred Nowak in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Haus der Europäischen Union herzlich zum diesjährigen FRA-Roundtable ein. Der Runde Tisch widmet sich, anlässlich der EU-weiten LGBT-Umfrage der FRA, die Erfahrungen von mehr als 93.000 LGBT- Personen aus der gesamten Europäischen Union zusammenführt, 2013 dem Thema "Die Situation von LGBT-Personen in Europa".