Results of FUEN Assembly of Delegates 2013

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FUEN Assembly of Delegates Results

The Assembly of Delegates adopted the Programmatic Declaration

Declaration

Presidium 2013-2016

The Assembly of Delegates elected a new FUEN board. For the first time the Turkish minority from Greece is represented in our Presidium. The worst minority situation in the European Union is to be found in Greece. Also represented in the FUEN board for the first time is the biggest national minority in Europe - the Hungarians from Romania.

Results:

President Hans Heinrich Hansen, Bund Deutscher Nordschleswiger (BDN)

Vice President Martha Stocker, Minister of the South Tyrolean People’s Party, Südtiroler Volkspartei (SVP)

Vice President Bernhard Ziesch, General manager of Domowina, Federation of Lusatian Sorbs

Vice President Lorant Vincze, International Secretary of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania/Romániai Magyar Demokrata Szövetség (RMDSZ)

Vice President Olga Martens, Vice-President of Internationaler Verband der Deutschen Kultur (IVDK), German minority in Russia

Vice President Dieter Paul Küssner, Chairman of Sydslesvigsk Forening (SSF), Danish Minority in Germany

Vice President Halit Habipoglu, President of Avrupa Bati Trakya Türk Federasyonu (ABTTF), Turkish Minority in Greece

European Dialogue Forum

The European Dialogue Forum was established to work on a structured dialogue with the European Institutions and especially with the European Parliament.

The European Dialogue Forum is composed of eight representatives of FUEN and two representatives of YEN. The FUEN President Hans Heinrich Hansen ist member of the Dialogue Forum ex officio.

The elected members of the FUEN Dialogue Forum 2013-2016 are:

1.    David Statnik, Chairman Domowina, Lusatian Sorbs
2.    Jens A. Christiansen, Secretary General SSF, Danish Minority
3.    Nanti Olip, Vice President, Slovenian Minority in Carinthia, NSKS / Austria
4.    Koloman Brenner, Member of the board LdU, German Minority in Hungary
5.    Herbert Heuss, Secretary General, Sinti and Roma in Germany
6.    Bernard Gaida, President VDG, German Minority in Poland
7.    Gabriela Novak-Karall, Managing Director Hrvatski centar, Burgenland Croats

Auditors


Gerd Wiencke, Danish Minority from Germany (SSF)
Hans Christian Bock, German Minority from Denmark (BDN)

New member organisations

The Assembly of Delegates welcomed three new members in FUEN:

01 The Party of the Hungarians in Slovakia, SMK
02 The Party of the Turkish Minority in Greece, DEB-Party
03 he Party of the Bretons, Strollad Breizh

Resolutions

The Assembly of Delegates adopted the following seven resolutions:

2013 – 01    Domowina – Federation of Lusatian Sorbs
Strengthening the cultural autonomy of the Sorbs

2013 – 02    Internationaler Verband der deutschen Kultur – Russische Föderation / International Association of the German Culture – Russian Federation
Concerns about the new statute No. 121 FS: NGOs as “foreign agents”

2013 – 03    Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people
Continuing discrimination against the Crimean Tatars in the Crimea region (Ukraine)

2013 – 04    Hrvatski Centar Beč / Croatian Centre in Vienna
Hrvatsko kulturno društvo / Croatian Cultural Association in Burgenland
Narodni svet koroških Slovencev / Council of the Carinthian Slovenes
Ethnic group law in Austria

2013 – 05    Rat der Deutschen der Ukraine / Council of the Germans in Ukraine
Ethno-politics and the German minority in Ukraine

2013 – 06    Western Thrace Minority University Graduates Association (WTMUGA)
Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe (ABTTF)
Prevention of hatred-motivated attacks against the Turkish minority in Western Thrace

2013 – 07    Western Thrace Minority University Graduates Association (WTMUGA)
Federation of Western Thrace Turks in Europe (ABTTF)
Violations of the rights of the Western Thrace Turks as a minority

Resolutions


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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