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Conference on vulnerable adults

26 Mar · 16h40

Next Tuesday, 30 March, under the scope of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, there will be a Conference on “Protecting Vulnerable Adults across Europe – The way forward”, beginning at 09h00 (Lisbon time).

Taking part in the event will be the Portuguese Minister of Justice, Francisca Van Dunem, the European Commissioner for Justice and Consumers, Didier Reynders, the Director of the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency, Michael O’Flaherty, the Portuguese Deputy Minister of Justice, Mário Belo Morgado, and the Portuguese General Prosecutor, Lucília Gago, to discuss and identify the lines of action for the future on what is one of the priorities of the Portuguese government for justice during its presidency.

The different analyses and interventions will help to reflect on the current status of the protection of vulnerable adults in the European Union and on the need for legislative approximation measures and mutual recognition of rules in the area of judicial cooperation in civil matters, as well as the exercise of rights in criminal proceedings.

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Francisca Van Dunem, Minister of Justice, will be taking part in the Conference on “Protecting Vulnerable Adults across Europe – The way forward”. © Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2021 / Pedro Sá da Bandeira

Press conference

At 15h30 (Lisbon time) there will be a press video conference with the Minister of Justice, Francisca Van Dunem.


Further information and the programme are available here. 

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