FRANET is the multidisciplinary research network of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights. It is composed of teams of legal and social experts in each EU Member State and one team of experts for research and analysis at the EU and international level. These teams of experts conduct research upon request and provide relevant data to FRA on fundamental rights issues to enable and facilitate the Agency’s comparative analyses. See also http://fra.europa.eu/en/research/franet
Human European Consultancy manages since 2014 the country team for Romania and the EU and international comparative analysis team, the latter with four international partners: KU Leuven, Migration Policy Group, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights and Intervict – Tilburg University.
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) assists EU institutions and EU Member States in the promotion and protection of fundamental human rights by collecting information and providing expertise through, among others, comparative legal and social research within FRANET. FRANET is FRA’s research network, composed of (contracted) teams of legal and social experts in each EU Member State and one team of experts for research and analysis at the EU and international level that collects information and provides research and analysis that enables FRA to perform its role. Key research areas are victims’ rights, data protection, equal treatment and non-discrimination, children’s rights, rights of people with disabilities and asylum and migration.
The team currently researches access to justice for victims of crime, discrimination on the ground of disability and age and long term residence permits.
The EU and international team has since 2014 conducted research on social inclusion and participation in society of migrants and their descendants, the application of the principle of non-refoulement as reflected in EU law, severe labour exploitation of workers and the right to independent living as enshrined in the UN Convention of Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
Reports produced by the Romanian and EU and international team are submitted to the FRA and are input for FRA’s annual Fundamental Rights reports and thematic reports. Summaries of the reports are published separately on the FRA website, however, with considerable delay.
The research conducted by the teams has provided input on the FRA publications on the topics mentioned above, see the FRA publications at http://fra.europa.eu/en/publications-and-resources.
FRANET (October 2014 – October 2018)
FRANET (October 2018 – October 2022)
Romania and the European Union