Monday, 14 April 2014

7th FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS PLATFORM - The Role of Civil Society regarding EU Strategic Guidelines



Last Thursday and Friday, around 200 civil society organisations gathered for the Annual FRP meeting in Vienna, to discuss the contribution of civil society to the new EU strategic guidelines in the area of freedom, security and justice. You can find the programme, keynote speeches and presentations, the photo gallery and the 8-page conference summary on www.fra.europa.eu/frp2014

On the first day a workshop on Capacity Building and HRE took place. Elena Begant, DARE Network representative to FRP, chaired the session and led participants into identifiyng the needs, successes and challenges of civil society regarding HRE.

On the second day the meeting devoted much time to working groups and the “Floor is Yours” sessions hosted by civil society organisations, inviting participation and co-creation of meeting outcomes. 

The conference summary is now available by visiting the following link:http://fra.europa.eu/sites/default/files/frp_2014_conference_summary.pdf. The full report, including the report from all working groups and all floor is yours sessions, will be finalised in May, and be handed over to the Council. Also the new Advisory Pannel of FRP was elected for the next two years.