Lord Mayor of Flensburg visits ECMI

The Lord Mayor of Flensburg, Mr. Simon Faber, visited the European Centre for Minority Issues on 7 July 2011. Mr. Faber took a tour of the Centre and the Kompagnietor building where he met the Centre’s staff and interns. He also received an introduction to the Centre’s strategy preparations and learned about new projects from Director Tove Malloy. Next, future co-operation between the Townhall and the Centre was discussed, and a good exchange of new ideas as well as concerns for how to promote the town of Flensburg in a wider context of trans-regional and global perspective took place. The importance of supporting the Danish town of Sønderborg in its efforts to win the nomination as Cultural Capital 2017 was highlighted by both parties. The Mayor and the Director agreed that there are many areas where good co-operation could be pursued in the future.

Mr. Simon Faber was elected on the ticket of the Danish-Frisian minority Party Sydslesvigs Vælgerforening in November 2010 and took office in January 2011. This is the second time that Flensburg town is lead by a member of the Danish minority. From 1945 to 1950 Mr. I.C. Møller was Lord Mayor of Flensburg. The Sydslesvigs Vælgerforening has currently four members of the local parliament of Schleswig-Holstein, the Landtag. For more on the party, see. Approximately 21 percent of the inhabitants of Flensburg belong to the Danish minority or are Danish speaking. For more about Flensburg town, see.

Place and date:Flensburg, 08 July 2011

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