FRA releases Annual report 2012

Date: 20th June 2013
Category: General measures of implementation

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has published its annual report on challenges and achievements in the field of fundamental rights in 2012. It is accompanied by the agency's annual activity report of its activities and achievements in the same year.

The annual report provides in-depth evidence and analysis of fundamental rights developments in the European Union, and its member states. It looks at fundamental rights related developments in asylum, immigration and integration; border control and visa policy; information society and data protection; the rights of the child and protection of children; equality and non discrimination; racism and ethnic discrimination; participation of EU citizens in the Union's democratic functioning; access to efficient and independent justice; and rights of crime victims.

Against what FRA describe as a backdrop of rising unemployment and increased deprivation, the FRA annual report closely examines the situation of children and young people, who they suggest as especially vulnerable to budget cuts, impacting important fields such as education, healthcare and social services.