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17-11-2016

2016 Annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights

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31-05-2016

European Commission and IT Companies announce Code of Conduct on illegal online hate speech

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The Commission together with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube (“the IT companies”) today unveil a code of conduct that includes a series of commitments to combat the spread of illegal hate speech online in Europe.

27-01-2016

Antisemitism and extremism: Never again!

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20-11-2015

Universal Children's Day (UN)

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01-10-2015

Fundamental Rights Colloquium

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1-2 October 2015, Brussels, Belgium

13-07-2015

Fighting antisemitism and safeguarding European values

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by Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission and Věra Jourová, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality

03-06-2015

European Forum on the rights of the child, Brussels, 3-4 June 2015

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The 9th European Forum on the rights of the child aimed to foster the exchange of good practices, to facilitate connections at inter-sectoral and inter-agency level (both nationally and transnationally), and to promote more effective cooperation and coordination in integrated child protection systems.  It built on the discussions of the 8th Forum in 2013.

03-06-2015

Child Forum 2015

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08-05-2015

Fundamental Rights Report published today

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17-12-2013

8th European Forum on the Rights of the Child

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21-02-2013

Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantagepdf(133 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

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The Commission has issued a comprehensive recommendation for tackling and preventing disadvantage to children at risk of poverty and social exclusion.

13-11-2012

7th European Forum on the Rights of the Child

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Brussels 13-14 November 2012

The European Forum on the rights of the child is an annual conference organised by the European Commission which gathers key actors from European Institutions, EU Member States, Ombudspersons for children, international organisations and NGOs to exchange ideas and best practices on topical issues related to children's rights. 

01-10-2012

Has anyone seen my child? - Euronews Right On Episode

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An estimated one million children go missing every year in the European Union. Some cases receive a lot of media attention; others become a lonely struggle for families desperate for help.

03-07-2012

Combating antisemitism, racism and xenophobia

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01-07-2012

Our fundamental rights exposed - Euronews Right On Episode

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Is it a virtual strip search that reveals too much or a vital new tool in aviation security? Full body security scanners at European airports have been the focus of much debate, and held up as a prime example of why our fundamental rights need to be closely watched.

18-06-2012

Combating antisemitism, racism and xenophobia

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30-05-2012

Missing Children conference: Closing the gaps - 116 000 hotlines and child abduction alert systems

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To mark this year’s International Missing Children Day, the European Commission, with the support of Missing Children Europe, the European Federation for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children, organised a high level conference in Brussels on 30 May.

16-05-2012

Homophobia: European leaders tell young people It Gets Better

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In Europe, growing up lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender can be challenging: difference often leads to bullying, self-harm, and sometimes suicide attempts. Studies consistently point to higher physical and mental health risks for LGBT young people.

For the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2012, over 50 European politicians and leaders from all EU institutions  join forces telling LGBT teenagers they are working to make things better, and put an end to homophobia and transphobia.

26-04-2012

Viviane Reding Vice-President of the European Commission: "The binding EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: Key trends two years later" Centre for European Studies Brussels, 16 April 2012 Choose translations of the previous link 

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SPEECH/12/266 Ladies and Gentleman, I am very pleased to be here in the Centre for European Policy Studies to present the 2011 Annual Report on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. I am convinced that we need the fresh ideas of people ...

16-04-2012

European Commission makes fundamental rights a reality for citizens

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Brussels, 16 April 2012 – The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights – now in force and legally binding for more than two years – has guided EU law-making from the very first draft all the way through to the statute book. The Charter sets out fundamental rights – such as freedom of expression and the protection of personal data – that reflect Europe’s common values and its constitutional heritage. The European Commission's second annual report on the Charter finds that fundamental rights concerns are increasingly embedded in EU policy-making.

Download the brochure: 2011 Report on the Application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

19-03-2012

19-20 March 2012: Conference on child poverty and children's social rights and the meeting of the Group Europe de l'Enfance

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The Danish Presidency of the European Council 2012, in cooperation with the Intergovernmental Group Europe de l'Enfance and the European Commission organised a Conference on child poverty and children's social rights followed by the meeting of the Group Europe de l'Enfance. The Conference and the meeting were held on 19 and 20 March 2012 in Copenhagen.

15-03-2012

15-16 March 2012: Bringing the Charter to life – FRA/Danish Presidency seminar

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The FRA, together with the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, organised a seminar on the practical application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights on 15-16 March 2012 in Copenhagen. This seminar explored the challenges and opportunities of applying the Charter in practice, both at EU and national level, with a view to identifying promising practices and finding ways to improve cooperation between responsible authorities, European and national institutions, and civil society.

17-01-2012

European Commission launches accelerated infringement proceedings against Hungary Choose translations of the previous link 

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The European Commission has started legal action against Hungary over new legislation that came into force at the beginning of the year under Hungary's new constitution.

13-01-2012

Statement of the European Commission on the situation in Hungary on 11 January 2012 Choose translations of the previous link 

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Following developments in 2011 related to the new Hungarian Constitution and the commitments taken by the Commission at that time to closely monitor the situation, the Commission has been working with the Hungarian authorities over recent months during the preparation of the draft cardinal laws implementing the new Constitution. The Commission has raised concerns on the compatibility of these laws with European Union law.

 

04-01-2012

The Kids' Corner

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The European Union easily explained: Commission launches website dedicated to children that includes information about children's rights.

23-11-2011

6th European Forum on the Rights of the Child

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The European Forum on the Rights of the Child is an annual conference organised by the European Commission.

21-11-2011

Directive on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornographypdf

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The directive will harmonise around twenty relevant criminal offences, at the same time setting high level of penalties.

 

19-11-2011

Commission strengthens the justice and fundamental rights dimension of future EU budgets

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European - Press release Commission Brussels, 15 November 2011 – People in Europe need to feel at ease when they live, travel, or shop in a Member State other than their own. They should be able to rely on access to justice no matter where they are in the EU.
15-11-2011

The Fifth annual Seminar between the European Commission and the Government of the State of Israel on the fight against racism, xenophobia and antisemitism

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The Fifth annual Seminar between the European Commission and the Government of the State of Israel on the fight against racism, xenophobia and antisemitism took place on 26 and 27 October in Brussels and Mechelen.

10-10-2011

EU committed to achieving universal abolition of the death penalty Choose translations of the previous link 

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10 October marks the World and European Day against the Death Penalty. The abolition of the death penalty worldwide is one of the main objectives of the EU’s human rights policy. The EU considers the death penalty inhumane and a violation of human dignity.

10-10-2011

European and World Day against the Death Penaltypdf

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Joint declaration by Catherine Ashton, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, on the European and World Day against the Death Penalty.

20-06-2011

Future funding activities

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15-06-2011

Joint statement by High Representative/Vice-President Catherine Ashton, Vice-President Viviane Reding, Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs and Commissioner for Trade Karel De Guc...

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Brussels, 12 June 2011 “Today we commemorate World Day against Child Labour. The EU welcomes a steady decline in child labour since 2006 when the International Labour Organisation (ILO) set a visionary target to eliminate the worst forms of child labour by 2016.
20-05-2011

Statement by Vice President Viviane Reding, EU Justice Commissioner, on Japan's move to sign the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

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Brussels, 20 May 2011 “Today’s news that Japan is taking steps to sign the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is a very positive development,” said EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding. “I have repeatedly encouraged the Japanese authorities over the past year to join the Convention.