"Minorities in Caucasus - Dialogue For Stable Future" seminar will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia between 10-12 December 2018

- Press releases

From 10-12 December 2018 the third seminar "Minorities in the Caucasus - Dialogue for a Stable Future" will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia. The seminar, entitled "Political Participation - Dialogue at Eye Level" will focus on initiating dialogue between national minorities and politics, but also on the culture, language, opportunities and issues of minorities in the Caucasus.

This year the seminar will be attended by representatives of the Germans in Georgia, the Azeris in Georgia, the Meshetians in Russia, the Meshetians in Azerbaijan, the Talyschen in Azerbaijan, the Lesghinis in Russia and the Kumycken in Russia. They will discuss the main achievements of their organisations, upcoming projects, challenges and problems to be addressed in the future.

A roundtable discussion with representatives of politics and business is planned. They will discuss the possibilities of successful political, economic and social participation of the minorities.

The seminar will also include a thematic excursion to a minority region in Georgia. Participants will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the multinational culture of minorities in the Caucasus and learn about the customs and traditions, architecture and cuisine of the local population. Here they will also be introduced to the areas where action is needed and mutual help can be applied.

The first seminar "Minorities in the Caucasus - Dialogue for a Stable Future" was initiated by FUEN in 2016 and took place in Flensburg, Germany. The second seminar followed in 2017, also in Flensburg. The aim of the seminar is to offer the representatives of the minorities from the Caucasus a space for discussion and exchange of ideas in order to jointly find solutions for existing problems.

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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