The European Centre for Minority Issues (Flensburg, Germany) continues hosting seminars under the framework of the Eastern Partnership Programme “National minorities and ethno-political issues: Belarus – Moldova – Ukraine”.
This time the topic of functions and competences of bodies of executive power responsible for the minority policy will be discussed. The seminar is organized in cooperation with the Office of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights and the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine. It will take place from the 12th to 14th December 2016 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
The following prominent European experts will participate in the event as lecturers:
Dr. Alexander Osipov, ECMI Senior Research Associate and Academic Director of the ECMI Eastern Partnership Programme (EPP) will talk about the main concepts and definitions related to minority issues, along with the main problems and questions connected to the statistics in this field.
Dr. Detlev Rein, an independent researcher in the field of minority protection and current (2016 to 2020) member of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, will give a presentation on systems of cooperation between a state and national minorities, focusing on the case of Germany.
Dr. Petar Teofilović, an Associate Professor for Human Rights Protection, Constitutional, Criminal and Administrative Law at the University of Novi Sad, will give a presentation on national minorities and the experience of Serbia.
The seminar will be attended by the representatives of the state administrations and other official structures that work on the issues of ethnic policy and provision of the human rights.
The goal of the programme in the target countries is to enhance governance and to advance state policies regarding the prevention of ethnic discrimination and the mainstreaming of national minority issues in accordance with European best practices. Alongside this, the programme aims to improve levels of cooperation between state bodies and representatives from civil society and academia in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, create a platform for the improved exchange of good practices relating to the application of a legal basis for anti discrimination, and finally to increase the level of participation of national minorities in all areas of social life through consultative mechanisms which are particular to the social conditions of these Eastern Partnership countries.
If you have any questions, please contact our Kyiv coordinator, Ms. Natalia Mekahal: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any other general questions, please contact the programme leader, Dr. Hanna Vasilevich: email@example.com