The European Union Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) issued a call for expression of interest for its new Scientific Committee. It is composed of 11 independent persons highly qualified in the field of fundamental rights (lawyers, social scientists, statisticians etc.). It is mandated to guarantee the scientific quality of FRA’s work across the full spectrum of fundamental rights. The term of the new Committee starts in June 2018 and ends in June 2023. The deadline for applications: 07.07.2017 at 13:00Vienna Local Time.

The Scientific Committee is a body of human rights experts that oversees the work of FRA as the EU’s human rights institution. Members of the current Committee, many of them full university professors, come from different disciplines and have held high level positions, including being the Vice-President of the European Court for Human Rights, Chairpersons of National Human Rights Institutions, UN Special Rapporteurs, Members of international monitoring Committees and the like.