ECMI-EURAC Workshop on “National and Ethnic Minorities in the Russian Federation”
ECMI is hosting a meeting of the ECMI-EURAC Study Group “National and Ethnic Minorities in the Russian Federation” on April 12, 2010. The workshop will bring together a group of internationally renowned experts in the field of minority studies from Russia, Europe, and the United States. The aim of the study group is to generate policy-relevant knowledge about the challenges of accommodating the expression of ethnic diversity in the Russian Federation in accordance with the Council of Europe standards of minority protection and promotion. This knowledge will inform various policy efforts aimed at strengthening the legal provisions for minorities. This will support both minority identity (language, culture, education) and effective minority participation in cultural, economic, and social life and in public affairs. The Flensburg meeting is the first one of a series of meetings envisioned for the study group. The meeting will also be attended by representatives of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities office.
Place and Date/Ort und Datum: Flensburg, 12. April 2010
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