Meanwhile, preparations are well under way for the 4th EJSF annual plenary, taking place on 19th November in the European Economic & Social Committee (EESC), Brussels. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the EU Charter, the theme of this year’s event is ‘Rights under threat – how can the EU Fundamental Rights Charter work better for citizens?’ . Co-hosted with the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), confirmed speakers so far include Mr Arno Metzler, President Group III, EESC; Ms Johanna Suurpää, Director-General, Department for Democracy and Public Law, Finland (representing Finland’s EU Presidency – 2nd half 2019) and Mr Gabriel Toggenburg, senior legal advisor FRA.

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