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The Fundamental Rights Forum is back! 

Next year, on 11 and 12 March 2024, the Forum will unite policymakers, thought leaders, human rights defenders, corporate executives, artists, and other influential figures with a simple goal: to embrace human rights for Europe’s brighter future.

The focus of the Forum will be on the most pressing human rights challenges related to climate change, technological advances and the threats to democracy and civic space.

“The Forum is a chance to stress that human rights matter; to work together on the human rights problems of our time, and build a rights-based future for Europe,” says FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty. “I always left previous fora reassured and inspired by the shared passion and commitment to find solutions to burning issues. I expect no less this time round.”

The Forum Stage will host high-level panel debates and talks offering insightful reflections from global leaders and change-makers on the challenges we face, and what needs to be done to build a vision of hope. 

The Marketplace of Connection will be the place for participants to meet, share, pitch ideas and join forces. It provides curated opportunities for establishing concrete and meaningful partnerships.

The Human Rights Lab will bring a practical element to the Forum. It will host Masterclasses, immersive tech presentations, and a podcast studio, which will offer further inspiration and opportunities for participants to upskill and gain knowledge that they can put into practice later.

The Forum will bring together human rights leaders and experts, alongside new voices from the worlds of business, finance, tech, sports and the arts. A large contingent of young people will also take an active role in the event.

The Vienna City Hall will once again host the Forum, with both in-person participation and online live streaming.

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