European Centre for Minority Issues cooperates at the regional level with a number of institutions and organizations participating in the network DialogForumNorden (DFN) which includes 14 organisations and institutions in Schleswig-Holstein working together for the protection and promotion of minority issues. All four minority organizations of Danish minority, German minority in Denmark, the Frisians and the Roma & Sinti as well as the Minority and Culture Commissioner of Schleswig-Holstein and the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN) participate in regular meetings to share information, discuss activities and political aspects of minority participation.
FUEN is a Europe wide umbrella organization for national minorities with head office in Flensburg, Germany. It pursues the goal of preserving the national identity, the language, culture and the history of national minorities in Europe. It follows the idea that a minority can only find a harmonious relationship with the majority population on the basis offree democratic and constitutional principles in peaceful and constructive dialogue through the negotiation of political solutions. The nature of cooperation with ECMI is to use ECMI scholarly knowledge of minority issues in most aspects of minority rights and inclusion. Recently, ECMI provided legal and practical foundations for FUEN documents on the right to minority language education and on the right to political participation. You can find more about FUEN on the homepage www.fuen.org.
For cooperation with academic institutions in the region, see Partners