The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and the German Bundestag, with support of the German Foreign Ministry, hosted a seminar “Addressing potential ethnic conflicts through law and good practices” on July 11-12 at the Villa Borsig in Berlin. The Seminar was organized as a follow-up to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s 27th Annual Session, organized in Berlin on 7-11 July 2018.
The seminar took place four years after the launch of the Vienna Process which aims at enhancing parliamentary contributions to finding solutions for the many conflictual developments in recent OSCE history. The focus of this year’s seminar was on national minorities.
ERIAC was the only Roma stakeholder represented at the event. Dr. Anna Mirga-Kruszelnicka participated in the last session, which focused on the situation of minorities in South and Eastern Europe.
Other speakers included Mr Kristian Vigenin, Vice-President of the OSCE PA and MP from Bulgaria and a former Minister of Foregin Affairs and Mr. Csaba Sogor, MEP from Romania and representative of Hungarian Minority. The session was chaired by Mr Azay Guliev, Vice-President of OSCE PA.
The event was closed with final remarks by Mr. George Tsereteli, President of the OSCE PA and Ms. Doris Barnett, OSCE PA Treasurer and Head of the German Delegation to the OSCE PA.