ECMI launches kick-off seminars within EPP project

ECMI launches kick-off seminars within EPP project

“Managing interethnic relations in Europe and the world: what experience should be exchanged?”This is the question that will be discussed at a series of kick-off seminars with the participation of representatives of the state authorities – both central and local – as well as civic society, national communities,  experts, and researchers.

Seminars titled Managing interethnic relations in Europe and the world: what experience should be exchanged? are held within the framework of an international three-year ECMI Eastern Partnership Project “National Minorities and ethno-political issues: Belarus – Moldova – Ukraine” launched by the European Centre for Minority Issues with the financial support of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  The project is to be implemented within the period of 2014-2017.

Kick-off seminars will start with the ECMI EPP project presentation, organized by EPP Country expert Dr. Alexander Osipov, EPP Project Manager Ms. Hanna Vasilevich, and EPP trainer Ms. Ewa Chylinski. The EPP presentation will be followed by a discussion with local stakeholders. Seminars are to be held in Moldova, in Chisinau on September 19th, 2014, and will then proceed to Tiraspol on September 22nd and Komrat, September 24th, 2014.

The next round on kick-off will be held in Belarus and Ukraine in October, and in regional centers of Ukraine in November 2014.

About the project

The goal of the Programme “National Minorities and ethno-political issues: Belarus – Moldova – Ukraine” is to enhance governance and advance state policies on the promotion of equality and on the mainstreaming of national minorities issues, and, where necessary, to build capacities between central and local authorities, to raise the level of trust and cooperation between public authorities and civic society.