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FRANET – Romania and EU and international comparative analysis

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.

Aim

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.

Project

Human European Consultancy provides within FRANET since 2014 the data collection, research and analysis for Romania with a team of Romanian experts and for the EU and international and comparative analysis with teams of international experts from its partners, KU Leuven, Migration Policy Group, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights and Intervict – Tilburg University.

The Romanian team of experts has provided inputs for the FRA Fundamental Rights Reports since 2014 and contributed to the research on a series of topics, among others: access to justice in criminal proceedings, use of biometric data in EU-IT systems in border, visa and asylum procedures, social inclusion in society of migrants, independent living of persons with disabilities, migration detention of children, anti-muslim hatred, access to justice for victims of crime, discrimination on the ground of disability and age and long term residence permits.

The team currently researches inter alia hate crime and hare crime victims, the situation of children as victims of crime, the legal environment and space of civil society organisations in supporting fundamental rights, and the fundamental rights situation at the border with Ukraine.

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, the right to independent living as enshrined in the UN Convention of Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and a review of the Charterpedia, including the entry of new data and data checking. Currently the teams implement an assignment at the EU level on providing technical assistance to national bodies with a human rights remit involved in assessing EU Charter & CRPD compliance of EU funds. It also does a qualitative analysis and summary of consultations on civic space and the role of civil society in protecting and promoting the fundamental rights under the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights.

Report(s) / events

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.

Main findings

The research conducted by the teams has provided input on the FRA publications on the topics mentioned above. You can find the FRA publications and other related content through their website: https://fra.europa.eu/en.

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