European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights report: Migration to the European Union – Five Persistent Challenges

‘Asylum-seeking children in several EU Member States had no or limited access to education’, says a February 2019 report (pdf) from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).

Building on the findings of their October 2016 report (pdf), this report presents the most pressing fundamental rights concerns between October 2016 and December 2017.

The report finds:

  • Legal and practical obstacles to accessing legal aid, information and interpretation existed in all EU Member States covered
  • Sexual and gender-based violence in reception centres remains an issue in some EU Member States
  • Police and border guards reportedly ill-treated migrants, particularly on the Western Balkan route, and in Spain in certain locations.

Read the full report (pdf).