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Internship during the COVID-19 pandemic: Louis Ducarme
During the Covid-19 pandemic, remote work became the new normal, and so did virtual internships. Louis Ducarme, a 30-year-old law graduate from Belgium specialized in EU Law started his internship with the Regional Office for Europe in Brussels in March, just two weeks before the country and the regional office went into full lockdown.
31-12-2020
What should the EU do to better protect democracy in the digital age?
In December 2020, the European Commission launched both the European Democracy Action Plan and the Digital Services Act. The race to regulate the digital space is on and most approaches place the responsibility for content moderation with companies, often with limited transparency and emphasis on takedowns rather than protection for lawful speech. UN Human Rights Regional Office for Europe and the Center for Democracy and Technology brought together EU policy-makers and international experts for a discussion on where to strike the balance.
15-12-2020
Joint UN Brussels Team letter on the adoption of the EU Action Plan for Human Rights and Democracy
The UN and the European Union share a strategic partnership in the collective responsibility to work towards a more peaceful, secure and prosperous world for present and future generations. Read the joint letter of the UN Brussels Team to the adoption of the EU Action Plan for Human Rights and Democracy 2020-2024
24-11-2020
VIDEO CAMPAIGN: Solidarity in times of COVID-19
While the COVID-19 crisis has put a heavy strain on societies in Europe and around the world, it has also brought out the best in people and created new bonds.
18-11-2020
Joint Statement: The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum
The EU Pact on Migration and Asylum: a renewed opportunity to uphold human rights in migration governance.
23-09-2020
Future of Europe: International Human Rights In European Integration
A new study commissioned by the UN Human Rights Regional Office for Europe examines the extent to which EU law, policies and programmes are anchored in UN human rights norms and standards.
16-09-2020
EU Digital Services Act
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has sent a letter to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, in response to the public consultation on the EU’s Digital Services Act.
14-09-2020
Building Back Better: Strengthening social protection in the EU
On 23 June 2020, the UN Human Rights Regional Office for Europe and ILO Brussels invited experts for a public webinar on the human right to social protection in the aftermath of COVID-19, welcoming over 130 participants from around Europe to the discussion.
16-07-2020
Building Back Better: Placing human rights at the heart of the Covid-19 response in the global South
A joint webinar of the UN Human Rights Regional Office for Europe and the European Commission Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development
17-06-2020
Building Back Better: Strengthening Social Protection in the EU
Join us on 23 June 2020 (from 10:00 to 11:30 Brussels time) for a joint webinar of the UN Human Rights Regional Office for Europe and the International Labour Organization - EU and Benelux countries.
16-06-2020
Webinars for female activists of African descent
CALL FOR APPLICANTS: Webinar series for female activists of African descent "Fulfilling the human rights of girls and women of African descent in the European Union." - Deadline for applications: 18 May 2020
11-05-2020