Eurofound News April 2012
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Eurofound strengthens bonds with the FRA
The Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), based in Vienna, and Eurofound are exploring areas where they can work together and create synergies.
As part of the process of establishing its new four-year work programme, Eurofound has invited representatives of the FRA to a meeting in Dublin on 20 April to look at areas where both agencies can benefit from each other’s expertise. At the meeting, Eurofound research managers will present data on access to public services and workplace violence from its Quality of Life and Working Conditions Surveys, while Ioannis Dimitrakopoulos, Head of Department for Equality and Citizens’ Rights, and his colleagues will present findings from the FRA’s surveys into violence against women and the situation of the Roma in Europe (see also article on back page). Active inclusion of people with disabilities is an area where there is already good cooperation, with the FRA’s work on constructing indicators to measure inclusion and Eurofound’s case study research on good practice. The meeting should result in the updating of the collaboration agreement between the two agencies.