The EPP Seminars in Belarus move on to Mahiliou

The EPP Seminars in Belarus move on to Mahiliou

Moving swiftly on from the successful kick-off seminars for Belarus on ‘Cooperation between Official Structures and Civil Society in the Ethno-cultural Sphere’, The ECMI’s Eastern Partnership Programme will host another series of talks in Mahiliou on the 15th of March.

This event will take a similar format to the previous seminars in Minsk and is designed to make the discussions available to Belarus’ Eastern regions.

The seminar will begin with a repeat of Dr Peter Vermeersch’s lecture on ‘European Experience in interaction between governments, international institutions and ethno-cultural organizations’, followed by an additional talk from Ms. Aliona Grossu on “Ensuring effective participation of persons belonging to national minorities via an efficient cooperation model”.

Welcoming back Dr. Vermeersch

Dr Peter Vermeersch is currently a professor at the K.U Leuven Institute in Belgium. Aside from teaching and conducting research, Dr Vermeersch is an associate editor of Nationalities Papers: the Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, and a board member of PEN international. 

Introducing Ms Aliona Grossu to the discussions

Ms Aliona Grossu is a University lecturer in Moldova and is currently in the process of completing her PhD. Ms Grossu was recently re-elected as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.

This event is organized by the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) in cooperation with the Mahiliou State University of Food Technology.