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Open Conference - "Shaping the frame across the cycles"

Conference venue: Flensburg, Germany
Period: July 5, 2013


The European Centre for Minotity Issues (ECMI) is organizing the open conference "Shaping the frame across the cycles". The main aim of the conference is to promote a meaningful reflection on the role and monitoring functions of the Advisory Committee on the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM).
Structured in thematic sessions, and benefiting from the participation of experts directly involved in the work of the Advisory Committee, the Conference will be the occasion for an in depth analysis on the achievements and hindrances in the protection of minorities through monitoring mechanisms. In line with the constructive dialogue proper of the work of the Advisory Committee, the conference is to be conceived as a practical occasion to reason on the experiences gained by the Advisory Committee to date and reflect on the potential challenges posed by the upcoming 4th monitoring cycles.


  • Gaspar Biro, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest
  • Ilze Brands Kehris, Office of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities
  • Ugo Caruso, European Centre for Minority Issues
  • Rober Dunbar, University of the Highlands and Islands
  • Asbjørn Eide, University of Oslo
  • Mahulena Hofmann, University of Luxembourg
  • Rainer Hofmann, Johann-Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main
  • Francoise Kempf, Council of Europe, Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Antti Korkeakivi, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Alexey Kozhemyakov, Council of Europe, National Minorities and Antidiscrimination Department
  • Tove Malloy, European Centre for Minority Issues
  • Joseph Marko, European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano
  • Stefan Oeter, University of Hamburg
  • John Packer, United Nations Standby Team of Mediation Experts
  • Francesco Palermo, European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano
  • Alan Phillips, Independent Expert
  • Detlev Rein, Federal Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Jørgen Kühl, Chairman ECMI Executive Board


Information & contacts

For further information please contact:

Ugo Caruso


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