Conference



Implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of  National Minorities and the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in Serbia

Monitoring Results and Recommendations with Special Emphasis on Education and Effective Participation of Minorities in Public Life


Saturday, 28th November 2009


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9:00-9:30

9:30-09:45
Registration of participants

Opening of the conference:

Ms Aleksandra Vujić, Vojvodina Center for Human Rights

Mr Zoltan Jegeš, Provincial Secretariat for Regulations, Administration and National Minorities

H.E. Constantin Yerocostopoulos, Special Representative of the
Secretary General in Serbia  Council of Europe Belgrade


Mr Mihajlo Čolak, Representative of the Fund for an Open Society

I part:
Council of Europe Findings and Recommendations regarding the Full Implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and the  European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

09:45-10:15




10:15-10:45





10:45-11:00



11:00-11:30
Findings and recommendations of the first evaluation report on the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
Professor Mahulena Hofmannova, Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention – Second Opinion on Serbia
Mr Dalibor Jílek, the Advisory Committee of the  Framework Convention for the Protection of  National Minorities


Questions and answers



Coffee break

II part:
Minority education and Effective Participation in Public Life – the Thematic Work of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of  National Minorities

11:30-12:00











12:00-12:10
Commentary on Education under the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
Mr Krzysztof ZYMAN, administrator, Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of  National Minorities

Commentary on the Effective Participation of Persons Belonging to National Minorities in Cultural, Social and Economic Life and in Public Affairs
Mr Krzysztof ZYMAN, administrator, Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of  National Minorities


UN Recommendations on Minority Education of the Forum on Minority Issues
Ms Aleksandra Vujić, Vojvodina Center for Human Rights
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III part:
Realisation of Rights of the Persons Belonging to National Minorities to Education in Mother Language and Effective Participation in Public Life in Serbia 

12:10-12:25



12:25-12:40



12:40-12:55


12:55-13:10



13:10-13:25



13:25-13:40




13:40-14:00

14:00-15:30
Realisation of Minority Rights in Serbia after the first and the second reporting cycle 
Ms Aniko Muškinja Hajnrih, Ministry for Human and Minority rights of the Republic of Serbia

Education in Minority Languages in Central Serbia – legislature and practise 
Mr Slavko Gordić, Ministry for Education of the Republic of Serbia

Education in Minority Languages in Vojvodina – legislature and practise
Mr Zoltan Jegeš, Provincial Secretariate for Education

Education in Minority Languages in Vojvodina – examples of good practise 
Ms Lenka Erdelj, Pedagogical Institute of Vojvodina

Minority Participation in Public and Political Life – legislature and practise
Mr Marius Rošu, Provincial Secretariat for Regulations, Administration and National Minorities

Role of National Councils for National Minorities in Realisation of Minority Rights – actual situation
Mr Marčel Dragan, Secretary of Coordinator of the National Councils for National Minorities in Serbia

Questions and answers

Lunch break 

IV part:
Recommendations of the National Minorities with Regard to the Implementation of the Framework Convention and the Language Charter

15:30-15:40


15:40-15:45

15:45-15:50 


15:50-15:55


15:55-16:00


16:00-16:05


16:05-16:10

16:10-16:15


16:15-16:20


16:20-16:25


16:25-16:30


16:30-16:35


16:35-16:40


16:40-16:45


16:45-16:50


16:50-16:55


16:55-17:45

17:45-18:00
Alternative Reports on the Framework Convention and the Charter 
Ms Aleksandra Vujić, Vojvodina Center for Human Rights

Mr Behlul Nasufi, Representative of the Albanian National Minority 

Mr Esad Džudžević, Representative of the Bosniak National Council of Bosniak National Minority

Mr Nebojša Ivanov, Representative of the National Council of Bulgarian National Minority

Mr Nikola Babić, Representative of the National Council of Bunjevatz National Minority

Mr Ladislav Suknović, Representative of the Croatian National Council of Croatian National Minority

Ms Jaroslav Bodnar, Representative of Czech National Minority

Mr Andreas Birgermajer, Representative of the National Council of German National Minority

Mr Andor Deli, Representative of the National Council of Hungarian National Minority

Mr Stevan Srbinovski, Representative of the National Council of Macedonian National Minority

Mr Dušan Jovanović, Representative of the National Council of Romani National Minority

Mr Dragan Marčel, Representative of the National Council of Rumenian National Minority

Mr Slavko Oros, Representative of the National Council of Ruthenian National Minority

Mr Ladislav Čanji, Representative of the National Council of Slovak National Minority

Mr Miroslav Kalenjuk, Representative of the National Council of Ukrainian National Minority

Mr Živoslav Lazić, Representative of the National Council of Vlach National Minority

Questions and Answers 

Closing session

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The Roundatable was organised before the Conference, chaired by representatives of the Council of Europe, and attended by persons belonging to national minorities and representatives of the Serbian authorities. It was conceived to give the three stakeholders of the Language Charter mechanism – minority, state authorities and Council of Europe – a chance to discuss the recommendations that have been made in support of minority languages and to contribute to the drawing up of a roadmap for the implementation of the recommendations. 

 

Roundtable Meeting

Roundtable Meeting of National Minority Councils, Authorities and the Council of Europe on the Implementation of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

Friday, 27th November 2009








09:30-10:15








10:25-11:00






11:10-11:55







12:05-12:35




12:35-14:15


14:15-15:00





15:10-15:55








16:00-17:00
Languages protected and promoted by Part II (Article 7) of the Language Charter and/or languages which are not in official use at local level


Ukrainian
Main issues:
         ensure the application of Articles 9 (judicial authorities) and 10
     (administrative authorities and public services)
         provide pre-school education in Ukrainian
         radio broadcasts in Ukrainian
         private television broadcasts in Ukrainian


Romani
Main issues:
         ensure the application of Articles 9 (judicial authorities) and 10
     (administrative authorities and public services)
         promote Romani primary education in Central Serbia


German
Main issues:
         support for additional radio programmes in German 
         support for the publication of a newsletter in German 
         teaching in German/of German as a minority language in primary
      and secondary education 


Bunjevac
Main issue:
         application of the Charter to Bunjevac


Lunch


Macedonian
Main issue:
         teaching in Macedonian/of Macedonian as a minority language at
      primary and secondary levels


Czech
Main issues:
         facilitate the practical use of Czech by the administrative authorities
      and the municipal court of Bela Crkva
         allot broadcast time for a television programme in Czech
         teaching in Czech/of Czech as a minority language in primary and
      secondary education 


Vlach
Main issues:
         application of the Charter to Vlach 
         presence of Vlach on radio and television
         structured policy for the protection and promotion of Vlach in public
      life
         teaching in Vlach/of Vlach as a minority language in primary and
      secondary education 
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