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Civil Society Space in the EU

 Launch event for the report of the
EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)


The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), in cooperation with the European Economic and Social Committee's Liaison Group, invites you to the launch event of its report on 'Challenges facing civil society organisations working on human rights in the EU' followed by a panel discussion.

Friday, 19 January 2018, 10.30 – 12.30
at the
European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
Rue Belliard 99, Brussels

 Room: JDE62

To register please click here

10h30 Welcome and opening by Conny Reuter, Co-chair of the EESC Liaison

10h40 Presentation of report findings by FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty,
           followed by Q&A
11h15 Panel debate "Towards the Future"  
  • Michel Forst, UN special rapporteur on human rights defenders
  • Luca Jahier, president Group III EESC
  • Mary Lawlor, founder of NGO ‘Front Line Defenders'
  • Katerina Hadzi-Miceva Evans, Director of ECNL (European Center for not-for-profit law)
12h30 Concluding remarks by Michael O’Flaherty
12h45 End

 For more information about FRA’s work with civil society, see here.
European Economic and Social Committee
Unit for Conferences and Internal Services
Rue Belliard 99, 1040 Bruxelles