FUEN Congress 2015 - Thursday 14 May 2015

 

Official Opening. The problem of Political Representation of National Minorities in Europe.

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Programme

Official Opening and Main Issues

08:30 Congress registration in Chris& Eve Hotel, Komotini

09:00 Official opening of the congress

Hans Heinrich Hansen, President of the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN)
Ahmet Mete, President of the Consultative Committee of Turkish Minority of Western Thrace (CCTMWT - BTTADK) and Mufti of Xanhti (Elected) 

Welcome Speeches

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Session I: The Problem of Political Representation of National Minorities in Europe
 
Moderator: Lorant Vincze, FUEN Vice President and International Secretary of Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSZ) 

Speakers:
1. Kelemen Hunor, President of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSZ), Romania
2. Csaba Sógor, MEP, Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSZ), Romania
3. Herbert Dorfmann, MEP, South Tyrol People’s Party(SVP), Italy
4. Mustafa Ali Çavuş, President of the Friendship, Equality, Peace (FEP) Party, Greece

Questions-Answers

12:30 Lunch, Chris & Eve Hotel, Komotini

14:00 Session II: Current Situation of the Turkish Minority of Western Thrace

Moderator: Dieter Paul Küssner, FUEN Vice President and Former Chairman of Sydslesvigsk Forening (SSF), Danish Minority in Germany

Speakers:
1. Pervin Hayrullah, Executive Director of the Culture and Education Foundation of Western Thrace Minority (P.EK.E.M. - C.E.FO.M.)
2. Assist. Prof. Dr. Ali Hüseyinoğlu, Balkan Research Institute, Trakya University
3. Halil Mustafa, Lawyer, Member of Greece Human Rights Union
4. Onur Mustafa Ahmet, MA, Department of International Economic Relations and Development, Democritus University of Thrace

Questions-Answers

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Session III: Hot topic in Europe: the situation in Ukraine

Moderator: Olga Martens,  FUEN Vice President and Vice Chairwoman of Internationaler Verband der Deutschen Kultur (IVDK)

Speakers:
1. Gennadiy Druzenko, Commissioner for Ethno-national Policy of the Ukrainian Government
2. Representatives of the minorities from Ukraine present at the Congress

20:00 Dinner
Hosted by ABTTF, WTMUGA and FEP Party, Komotini Turkish Youth Union, Komotini














Key Topics

  • Political Participation
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Linguistic Diversity
  • Solidarity with the Roma
  • European Citizens' Initiative
  • European Network
  • Forum of the European Minorities / House of Minorities

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