aditus foundation awarded the FRANET contract by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency

At the end of 2022 we were informed that aditus foundation was chosen to be the national contractor for the FRANET by the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) for the next four years. The FRANET is the multidisciplinary research network of the FRA. It is composed of contractors in each EU Member State who, upon request, provide relevant data to FRA on fundamental rights issues, to facilitate the Agency’s comparative analyses.

We are delighted to have been awarded this significant responsibility by the FRA, as it confirms the excellence of our work, and our commitment to research-based policy- and law-making. aditus foundation’s broad human rights work has exposed us to an extensive range of themes and actors including: migration/asylum, LGBTIQ+, rights of the child, victims of crime, prisons, access to justice, rule of law and governance, environment, mental health, disability, discrimination, IT, institutional reform, and gender.

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Experience Throughout the Years

Between 2014-2018 and since 2023, aditus foundation has been acting as national contractor for reporting to the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA). We have been gathering technical and detailed national human rights data and information, through desk-based research, and interviews with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders and practitioners.

Our reports join those produced by the other FRANET members in the other EU Member States, to feed into FRA’s high-quality comparative publications covering an extremely broad range of human rights themes. These publications are public and freely available on their website and contain a wealth of information covering the EU area. We encourage you to have a good browse and read through the various reports that have been published.

These are published on a regular basis are relied upon by policy-makers, national Parliaments, the EU institutions, civil society organisations, academia and so many more stakeholders! For us, they are also key advocacy documents we use in our public education activities and in our dialogue with stakeholders in our efforts at strengthening fundamental rights in Malta.

We will keep our followers updated on new and upcoming reports that are published!