On 3 December 2013, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) presents its Fundamental rights-based police training manual at the International Conference on Human Rights Education and Training for the Civil and Public Service in Dublin, Ireland. FRA is hosting a workshop for law enforcement officials at the conference to present and answer questions about the training manual.
This year’s Fundamental Rights Conference focuses on ‘Combating hate crime in the EU’. The event, an annual milestone for fundamental rights in the EU, brought together 400 policy makers and practitioners from the EU and its Member States. This included representatives from international, EU and national bodies, parliamentarians, law enforcement officers, civil society and many more.
The FRA met with key stakeholders on 11 November, ahead of its Fundamental Rights Conference on 12-13 November, to discuss the findings of its survey on perceptions and experiences of hate crimes against Jews, which was published last week.
“Fear drains people’s strength, preventing them from living their lives openly, as each of us as the right to do,” said FRA Director Morten Kjaerum at the launch of the Agency’s report on antisemitism on 8 November.
FRA took part in an international seminar on hate crime in Vilnius on 18 October. It was organised by the Lithuanian presidency and closely links to the hate crime focus of FRA’s Fundamental Rights Conference this year.
The Steering Committee and director of the Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism (ICCA) met FRA on 14 October to be briefed about the agency’s survey of Jewish people’s experiences and perceptions of hate crime, discrimination and antisemitism.
FRA's latest opinion on the impact of EU equality legislation notes how people continue to face discrimination in their daily lives despite the considerable progress in terms of policies and laws nationally and EU-wide.