The objective is to provide the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) with research related services on fundamental rights issues falling within FRA’s mandate and current work programmes. The scope of the work of Lot 29 is research and analysis of fundamental rights issues from an EU and international fundamental rights perspective and/or a comparative perspective. The EU and international perspective is understood to encompass the United Nations (UN), the Council of Europe (CoE) and the European Union perspective.
Within the framework and scope of Lot 29 a series of deliverables with different characteristics may evolve:
- Information request: provision of concise and very specific information on a particular issue relating to fundamental rights on a very short notice;
- Short thematic reports: provisions of specific and descriptive information and data on particular issues concerning fundamental rights in order to support comparative analysis;
- Extensive thematic reports: provision of in-depth elaboration and analysis on particular issues concerning fundamental rights to support comparative analysis;
- Reports of various sizes: data, information and analysis of a variety of fundamental rights issues;
- Comparative analysis: provide a good understanding of the situation (at EU level) on fundamental rights issues (background material provided by the FRA) that will allow solid and evidence based conclusions that enable the FRA to develop policy relevant recommendations;
- Review services: revisions of reports amending, adding and/or updating information;
- Participation to meetings: participation in meetings at FRA premises by a specific member of the research team.
The requested services may cover a broad range of fundamental rights topics with the FRA’s Multi-annual Framework (MAF):
- Access to justice;
- Victims of crime, including compensation to victims of crime;
- Information society and, in particular, respect for private life and protection of personal data;
- Roma integration;
- Judicial cooperation, except criminal matters;
- Rights of the child;
- Discrimination based on sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability,. Age or sexual orientation;
- Immigration and integration of migrants, visa and border control and asylum;
- Racism, xenophobia and related intolerance.
Implemented services with participation of BIM experts, so far:
Hannes Tretter (Senior Expert), Margit Ammer, Patricia Hladschik, Waltraut Kotschy, Barbara Liegl, Monika Mayrhofer, Julia Planitzer, Helmut Sax and Katrin Wladasch
Barbara Liegl, email@example.com