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On 28 November the Non-Kin-State Working Group of Flensburg based Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN) visited ERIAC in the context of their yearly assembly.


(C) FUEN, Kornél Szilágyi

The group was composed of West Frisians (NL), Romansh People (CH) and Ladins from Italy. The Roma community was represented by a delegation from Bosnia & Herzegovina while delegated of Lezghin and Meskhetian Turks came from Russia, Pomaks from Bulgaria and Ruthenians and Crimean Tatars from Ukraine. Representatives of the Swedish minority of the Scanians, the Aromanians from Romania and the Germans of Hungary (“Ungarndeutsche”) were present as well. Finally German based minorities were represented by the North Frisians and Sorbians.
After a visit of ERIAC´s current exhibtion the participants of the working group joined executive director Timea Junghaus for a Q&A. After a presentation of ERIAC´s Cultural Institutions Network Initiative, further possibilities of cooperation were explored and discussed the FUEN-delegates informed ERIAC about the success of their Minority SafePack Initiative (MSPI).

(C) FUEN, Kornél Szilágyi

The MSPI acts upon the existing differences in norms and standards in the field of minority protection in Europe. While some countries do not recognise or even disregard minorities´aims,  others actively promote and protect them. The firm belief of the initiatives proponents is that policies towards European minorities require a degree of standardisation and cannot be considered solely within the context of the different nation states.

(C) FUEN, Kornél Szilágyi
The FUEN was established in 1949. It has 90 member organisations representing the variety of ethnic, linguistic and national minorities within Europe. The aim of FUEN is to give expression to European cultures and languages that do not possess form as a nation state. 100 mio. people in Europe (around 50 mio. in the EU) are members of such minorities.



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