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 30 covers services related to social, legal and policy analysis at EU and international level. The EU and international perspective is understood to encompass the United Nations (UN), the Council of Europe (CoE) and the European Union perspective.
Projects Asylum, Anti-Discrimination and Diversity
The aim of the project is to create a scientifically sound basis for the implementation of a counter-bot that automatically generates effective counter-speech against racist hate speech online. The inductively identified indications of characteristic structures of hate speech online will be analyzed linguistically and statistically to provide a useful starting point for the future implementation of a counter-bot.
The introduction of strict procedural safeguards for suspects and accused persons in criminal proceedings is a key guarantor of their right to a fair trial and an essential part of the EU criminal justice agenda. The project Breaking the Barriers enables 120 judges and prosecutors to participate in transnational training courses on procedural rights for suspects and accused persons and aims at breaking language barriers.
Climate change is becoming an increasingly important factor with regard to migration and displacement. Although most persons affected by climate change-related mobility remain in their regions of origin, some of them (will) arrive in Europe, including in Austria. However, the legal status of persons arriving in Europe in this context is still inadequately addressed (normative protection gap).
Vulnerability has become a buzzword in public, academic and political debates. It has been used in a diversity of thematic fields such as development cooperation, climate change, humanitarian aid, asylum and migration, equality and non-discrimination or in the context of the health system. The concept of vulnerability has not only been utilised in policy fields and legal instruments closely related with human rights issues, it has also been deployed in an explicit human rights context such as human rights policy documents, reports and jurisprudence.
The project aimed at enhancing the system of protection from discrimination in Croatia through training of relevant stakeholders, awareness raising activities and research. Furthermore, it aimed at establishing and maintaining system of (in)equality data collection in Croatia, but also exchanging of good practices in the field of data collection among CSOs, institutions and academia in Europe. Thus, the project had the following objectives:
The impact of climate change on migration is a multi-faceted and complex phenomenon. Climate change not only directly triggers migration, for example as a result of rising sea levels, but also exerts indirect effects which are channelled through and interlinked with social, economic, political and other aspects, for example the shortage of economic resources.