Themes

 

Inclusion

The views in the video are those of the protagonists in the film and do not express the official view of FRA. This video was produced together with young refugees and professional filmmakers.

These filmmakers, Anabel Rodriguez and Sepp Brudermann, also organised film workshops for young unaccompanied refugees.
Find out more on the Spiraleye Productions website.

Policy initiatives have strived to address the lack of inclusion in society, combat inequality, increase participation and embrace diversity. Whereas lack of inclusion and cohesion in society is most shown by a lack of social acceptance and discrimination towards migrants, minorities and vulnerable groups, inclusion, or the lack of it, has an impact on everybody in the EU. At the same time, indicators suggest that Europeans are better off socially and economically. While showcasing the many models of corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship and diversity management, the Forum will debate such questions as: „„

  • How can we reduce inequality and increase economic, social and political participation to support inclusive and sustainable growth? „„
  • How can teachers, the media and other professionals help overcome prejudice, and foster a culture of fundamental rights and respect among the young and the public at large? „„
  • How can we measure inclusion, tackle discrimination and protect those at risk? „„
  • What role can inclusion policies play in addressing the causes of violent radicalisation?

 

Refugee protection

The views in the video are those of the young refugees in the film and do not express the official view of FRA. This video was produced together with young refugees and professional filmmakers. 
These filmmakers, Anabel Rodriguez and Sepp Brudermann, also organised film workshops for young unaccompanied refugees.
Find out more on the Spiraleye Productions website.

Europe is experiencing the greatest movement of people to and across the continent since the Second World War. People in need of international protection are risking their lives across the Mediterranean and the Balkan routes to get to the EU. They flee from fear, war, persecution and poverty, mostly resorting to smuggling networks due to the limited ways to reach the EU legally. There is, therefore, a need to enhance such legal pathways for people in need of international protection and to ensure migrant workers do not have to resort to smuggling or are not exploited nor abused. To ensure migrants and refugees can enjoy their rights to life, dignity, freedom from slavery, the Forum will debate such questions as: „„

  • How can we put human rights at the heart of future EU asylum policies and make best use of new technologies? „„
  • How can corporate social responsibility and industry help end smuggling and labour exploitation, protect women and children, and also capture the talent of refugees for the labour market? „„
  • How can civil society, trade unions and National Human Rights Bodies promote the rights of migrants and refugees, and monitor and enhance the reporting of rights abuses? „„
  • How can opening legal avenues to international protection help safeguard fundamental rights and contribute to inclusion?

 

The digital age

This video was produced together with young refugees and promotes the Fundamental Rights Forum (FRF). The views in the video are those of the protagonists in the film and do not express the official view of FRA.

These filmmakers, Anabel Rodriguez and Sepp Brudermann, also organised film workshops for young unaccompanied refugees.
Find out more on the Spiraleye Productions website.

The growing use of digital technologies creates many and new opportunities for society, individuals and business. People are becoming increasingly interconnected in their professional and private lives, and are finding new ways of interacting digitally. Industry is responding with new services and innovative products tailored to new clients, which rely upon the use of large amounts of data. Public authorities are turning to technology to provide efficient and reliable services to citizens (such as eHealth), to help handle burning issues such as the refugee crisis, or the fight against crime and terrorism. Nevertheless, the risks from large-scale data collection which is transferred around the world, as well as the non-transparent or arbitrary use of technology should be effectively addressed. Respect, promotion and fulfilment of fundamental rights is key for a vibrant and all-inclusive society. As a result the Forum will debate such questions as: „„

  • How can technology and the data-driven economy contribute to a flourishing democratic, pluralistic and participatory society, and genuinely empower individuals? „„
  • How can dignity, private life and personal data, non-discrimination by means of profiling, and freedom of expression be protected in the digital age? „
  • Are new rights and laws needed to guarantee equal and unhampered access to the internet, particularly for children, and to guard against cyber hate? „
  • What can be done to balance privacy and security in the digital age?

Keep in touch!