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Empowering civil society, rights defenders and justice practitioners and strengthening awareness of Charter rights

Via Interactio, online platform - Tuesday, 20.04.2021 from 10:00 to 13:00


09.30 a.m. - 10.00 a.m. | Log on to platform / Interactio testing for speakers

10.00 a.m. - 10.15 a.m. | Welcome and introduction

  • Helena De Felipe Lehtonen, EESC Study Group President.
  • Clare Daly, EP Rapporteur on the Annual Report on fundamental rights 2018-2019

10.15 a.m. - 11.15 a.m. | Panel I: Facilitating the work of CSOs, social partners, other actors defending Charter rights, and national human rights institutions (NHRIs)

Moderator: Christian Bäumler, EESC Co-rapporteur

  • Barbara Nolan, Head of Unit, European Commission
  • Vera Mora, Director, Hungarian Environmental Partnership Foundation
  • Katrien Meuwissen, Senior Human Rights Officer, European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI)
  • Stefan Clauwert, Senior Legal and Human Rights Advisor, ETUC


11.15 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. | Break

11.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. | Panel II: Raising people's awareness about their Charter rights

Moderator: Cristian Pîrvulescu, EESC Rapporteur

  • Jean-Luc Vanraes, Rapporteur Committee of Regions, Renew Europe
  • Dennis Van Der Veur, Programme Manager, Fundamental Rights Agency
  • Israel Butler, Head of Advocacy, Liberties
  • Oscar Muñoz, Co-director General, Red Empresarial por la Diversidad y la Inclusión LGTBI (REDI)


12.30 p.m. - 12.45 p.m. | Closing remarks

  • Cristian Pîrvulescu, EESC Rapporteur
  • Christian Bäumler, EESC Co-rapporteur

Participants can speak FR, DE, EN, ES and RO and listen to FR, DE, EN, ES and RO


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