• FRA and Frontex to work together on developing fundamental rights monitors

    Today, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) signed an agreement on developing Frontex’s fundamental rights monitors. Under this agreement, FRA will provide advice and expertise to help set up effective fundamental rights monitoring during Frontex’s operations at EU borders.

    “It is essential that the EU, its Member States and agencies do their utmost to protect people’s fundamental rights. Fundamental rights monitoring of operations at the land and sea borders can help ensure that rights violations do not occur. The fundamental rights monitors are an important preventive tool and FRA will provide its fundamental rights expertise to help establish them. The vacancy notices should be published as soon as possible so the monitors can be deployed”, said FRA’s director Michael O’Flaherty.

    Under this agreement, the Fundamental Rights Agency will help develop a comprehensive manual for the future Fundamental Rights Monitors.

    To guarantee independence, the monitors should work under the overall supervision of the Frontex #Fundamental_Rights_Officer (#FRO) and be able to monitor all Frontex activities.

    FRA and Frontex have already developed the terms of reference of the future monitors, after thoroughly assessing the qualifications needed for their profile. Frontex should publish the vacancy notices as soon as possible.

    #Frontex #FRA #droits_humains #collaboration #frontières #asile #migrations #Agency_for_Fundamental_Rights #accord

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    • Frontex and FRA agree to establish fundamental rights monitors

      Today, Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) have agreed to work together to establish fundamental rights monitors, design their training programme and integrate them into Frontex activities.

      “The establishment of the new monitors is another step to make our activities even more transparent and promote fundamental rights throughout all our activities. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards in all that we do. And Fundamental rights are an essential component of effective border management.” said Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri. “The Fundamental Rights Agency is a key partner for us in this task,” he added.

      “It is essential that the EU, its Member States and agencies do their utmost to protect people’s fundamental rights. Fundamental rights monitoring of operations at the land and sea borders can help ensure that rights violations do not occur. The fundamental rights monitors are an important preventive tool and FRA will provide its fundamental rights expertise to help establish them. The vacancy notices should be published as soon as possible so the monitors can be deployed,” said FRA’s director Michael O’Flaherty.

      In a ceremony that took place online, the two directors signed a Service Level Agreement in the virtual presence of Didier Reynders, Commissioner for Justice, Juan Fernando López Aguilar, the Chair of LIBE Committee in the European Parliament and Georgios Koumoutsakos, Alternate Minister, Greek Ministry for Migration. Other participants included high-level representatives from Germany and the European Parliament, as well as the Chair of Frontex Consultative Forum on fundamental rights.

      The main tasks of the Frontex fundamental rights monitors will be to make sure all operational activities are in line with fundamental rights framework, monitor all types of operations and contribute to Frontex training activities.

      The monitors will be integrated with the agency’s Fundamental Rights Office. The Frontex Fundamental Rights Officer will oversee their work and assign them to particular operations.

      By the end of the year, Frontex and FRA plan to establish a team of as many as 40 fundamental rights monitors. They will undergo enhanced fundamental rights training before they take up their duties next year, when Frontex will deploy the first members of the European Border and Coast Guard standing corps.


    • Cet essai propose d’analyser sous un angle féministe quelques-unes des caractéristiques de la « culture populaire féminine », un terme qui regroupe les genres, formes, phénomènes, pratiques et supports culturels et médiatiques qui sont associés aux femmes et au féminin – ces deux termes sont ici envisagés comme des catégories sociales et discursives façonnées par les rapports de genre, mais aussi de classe, de sexualité et ethnoraciaux. S’ils ont jusqu’ici suscité relativement peu de travaux au sein des universités françaises (dont la culture dite populaire a déjà mis bien longtemps à pousser les portes), il existe en revanche dans les universités anglo-américaines un très riche champ de recherche autour de ces objets et pratiques, né dans le sillage des Cultural Studies (une école de pensée apparue en Grande-Bretagne à la fin des années 1950 et tournée vers l’étude des cultures et des modes de vie populaires) ainsi que des mouvements féministes des années 1970. En portant à la connaissance du public certains des débats qui ont structuré ce champ particulier de la théorie féministe, cet essai entend aussi contribuer aux discussions en cours au sein du féminisme politique. Alors que la « 4e vague » féministe apparue sur les réseaux sociaux aux alentours des années 2010 bouscule l’ensemble du corps social, il semble en effet plus que jamais nécessaire de comprendre les ressorts du succès persistant de cette culture massivement (mais non exclusivement) consommée par les femmes et généralement perçue comme conservatrice, productrice de normes oppressives, voire comme un redoutable véhicule pour la « culture du viol ».

  • How to Build a #design System

    Semantics, syntax, accessibility, tone, and context that provide a base for a shared design language — benefits, drawbacks, and examples.When do you start building a design system, where should you start? It can be difficult to know when the best time to start implementing a new process into your current workflow.Plus, there are a lot of areas to consider when starting from scratch and what should be built first — in terms of style guides, pattern and component libraries, and design systems. With each floating around it can be hard to where to start. While there are benefits to building a design system there are also downsides, however, we will discuss both the good and the bad — since they each depend on what you are looking to solve with a design system.The Difference Between Style Guides, (...)

    #web-design #design-systems #development #agency

  • Top #growth Hacking #agency (s) in the USA and Worldwide — 2018

    The biggest reason of choosing a growth hacking agency over a digital #marketing agency is that you get talent from digital marketing, product development, core technology, user experience designers, user interface designer and project managers.If you are tired of working with typical digital marketing companies, then here is the list of growth hacking agencies that will help you find your way to business success.The list below is compiled based on the following factors:Core TeamExperienceClientsCostServicesCase StudiesHere is the list of top 10 Growth Hacking Agencies:VoxturrVoxturr comprises growth team and advisors that have more than 100 years of combined experience in growth strategy building, digital marketing, digital product development, user experience designing and core (...)

    #growth-hacking #digital-marketing

  • Landscape and Agency

    Landscape and Agency explores how landscape, as an idea, a visual medium and a design practice, is organized, appropriated and framed in the transformation of places, from the local to the global. It highlights how the development of the idea of agency in landscape theory and practice can fundamentally change our engagement with future landscapes. Including a wide range of international contributions, each illustrated chapter investigates the many ways in which the relationship between the ideas and practices of landscape, and social and subjective formations and material processes, are invested with agency. They critically examine the role of landscape in processes of contemporary urban development, environmental debate and political agendas and explore how these relations can be analysed and rethought through a dialogue between theory and practice.

    #paysage #agency #livre #urban_matter #environnement #villes

  • How Uber Uses Psychological Tricks to Push Its Drivers’ Buttons - by Noam Scheiber ; graphics by Jon Huang -
    The New York Times

    Employing hundreds of social scientists and data scientists, Uber has experimented with video game techniques, graphics and noncash rewards of little value that can prod drivers into working longer and harder — and sometimes at hours and locations that are less lucrative for them.

    (…) To keep drivers on the road, the company has exploited some people’s tendency to set earnings goals — alerting them that they are ever so close to hitting a precious target when they try to log off. It has even concocted an algorithm similar to a Netflix feature that automatically loads the next program, which many experts believe encourages binge-watching. In Uber’s case, this means sending drivers their next fare opportunity before their current ride is even over.

    (…) pulling psychological levers may eventually become the reigning approach to managing the American worker [Nota: pourquoi American, on sait pas]

    (…) other “gig economy” platforms are also involved. Uber’s main competitor, Lyft, and popular delivery services like Postmates rely on similar approaches. So do companies and individuals posting assignments on crowdsourcing sites like Amazon Mechanical Turk (…)

    Of course, many companies try to nudge consumers into buying their products and services using psychological tricks. But extending these efforts to the work force is potentially transformative.

    (…) Some local managers who were men went so far as to adopt a female persona for texting drivers, having found that the uptake was higher when they did.

    (…) whether they enjoy it is separate from the question of #agency — whether they have it, or whether the company does.

    (…) Kelly Peters, chief executive of BEworks, a management consulting firm specializing in behavioral science, argued that the same data that makes it easier for Uber to nudge drivers into working an additional 30 or 60 minutes also makes it hard to escape the obligation to look after them.

    (…) It is … not too hard to imagine a future in which massive digital platforms like Uber have an appetite for tens of millions of workers

    #gamification #manipulation #psychologie #disruption #travail #exploitation @taxi
    l’article est aussi intéressant pour sa #simulation #visualisation