In the second half of 2011, Center for the Research of Ethnicity and Culture (CVEK) became the national focal point of European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) within the network of research institutions FRANET. The network engages organizations in each EU member state as well as Croatia.
Within the cooperation the main task is to collect data on fundamental rights issues in Slovakia and their processing according the FRA specification. In 2011, CVEK elaborated a baseline study on the observance of fundamental rights in 2011 for the yearly published Annual Report.
In 2012 we have been working on following issues – victim support services, impact of economic crises on gender equality, conditions of participation of children in fieldwork research and data protection and redress mechanism.
Outputs of the collaboration between CVEK and FRA are available on the FRA website.