In less than two weeks, the Eastern Partnership Programme of the European Center for Minority Issues will go to Kyiv.
From November 30th to December 7th, the EPP will conduct a series of seminars on “Advisory and Deliberative Structures: Models and their Effectiveness”. The series will be launched with a two-day seminar in Kyiv (November 30th and December 1st), and will continue in Uzhhorod (December 3rd) and Lviv (December 7th).
State officials from Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, and representatives from non-governmental organizations and ethnic communities will attend the seminars. They will discuss the role of advisory and deliberative structures in representing minority interests in decision-making, and will consider the European experience in this sphere. The issue of ensuring independence and efficiency of such structures as well as their formation will be addressed. Invited lecturers – Ms Rokhaya Diallo (France) and Dr. Balázs Dobos (Hungary) – will present their expert opinions.
The EPP is organizing the seminar series in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights (Kyiv), the Zakarpattia Regional State Administration (Uzhhorod) and the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv).