After the successful launch of the series in Kyiv, the Eastern Partnership Programme is going to conduct a seminar in Uzhhorod on December 3rd, and then in Lviv on December 7th.
The seminar in Uzhhorod, organized in cooperation with the Zakarpattia Regional State Administration, will take place on December 3rd in the conference hall at the “Druzhba” Hotel, situated at 12 Vysokaya St. Dr. Balázs Dobos, who lectured during the Kyiv seminar, will give a talk in Uzhhorod as well. This time, he will concentrate on models of communication between authorities and national minorities. Dr. Dobos will discuss the experience of several European countries from a comparative perspective. The talk will focus on the ombudsperson institution, executive bodies addressing minority issues and consultative bodies.
Introducing the lecturer: Dr. Dobos has worked as a research associate at the Institute for Minority Studies within the Centre for Social Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, since 2007. His fields of research mainly concern the relationship between identity, ethnicity and politics, participation and representation of minority communities in public life, decision-making processes in minority policies, the main features of ethnic parties as well as ethno-political conflicts. His Hungarian and international publications also cover the political and legal situation of the national and ethnic minorities living in Hungary, the system and elections of minority self-governments, and minority rights in contemporary Hungary. Dr. Dobos also teaches various courses at the Corvinus University of Budapest and the Eszterhazy Karoly University of Applied Sciences, Eger.