12 juillet 2017

Self-Affirmation and Minority Student Achievement

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. When black and Latino middle school students are encouraged to write a series of self-affirming essays, they are more likely to pursue a college education, according to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. More...

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05 juin 2017

The FUEN Congress focused on the infringements on minority rights in Eastern Europe

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "fuen.org"The 62nd Congress of the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN) in Cluj-Napoca/Kolozsvár/Klausenburg, Romania concluded on Saturday with the Assembly of Delegates.
In a Manifesto, FUEN welcomes the decision of the European Commission to register the Minority SafePack Initiative and believes that the situation of the European autochthonous national minorities, nationalities, and ethnic communities, regional and linguistic groups cannot be considered the internal affairs of individual Member States. It is FUEN’s conviction that minority protection standards have to be established in the EU. More...

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The petition campaign for the Minority SafePack Initiative started in Bonchida

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "fuen.org"The petition campaign for the Minority SafePack European Citizen’s Initiative has been launched on Friday evening at the Bánffy castle in Bonțida, Bonchida.  Over 400 people arriving from all corners of Europe participated at the event organised as part of the Congress of the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN). More...

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Modernity and innovation in minority communities

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "fuen.org"Catalonian Member of the European Parliament Josep-Maria Terricabras, co-chair of the European Parliament’s Minority Intergroup spoke about the importance of language during the afternoon session of panel discussions entitled Modernity and Innovation in the Minority Communities. The MEP stated: „Language is a core part of people’s life. We should all have the right to express ourselves in our own language. Every language is equally important, and language rights mean that we belong somewhere, that we are members of a community.” More...

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New kinds of laws are needed for the protection of minorities

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "fuen.org"Corruption undermines the democratic institutional system, while minorities are often used for political interests. These challenges need to be adressed, and we must also encourage the broadening of linguistic rights to minority and regional languages. New kinds of laws are needed for the protection of minorities which facilitate integration. More...

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FUEN round-table discussion on autonomy: every minority needs specific, tailor-made tools to protect their culture and identity

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "fuen.org"Practices and challenges of National-Cultural Autonomy in Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe was the title of the discussion organized in cooperation with the Glasgow University that took place on Friday, during the 62nd FUEN Congress. More...

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Hit the Road: FUEN is ready to start the Minority SafePack petition campaign

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "fuen.org"The Minority SafePack Initiative made history. It is the first initiative to win a case at the European Court in Luxembourg against the Commission’s decision to refuse registration of an ECI. But the hard part is still ahead of us: we need to gather 1 million signatures within a year to support the initiative, and we need to get more partners to join us in this quest. More...

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European Commissioner Navracsics Tibor at the FUEN Congress

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "fuen.org"The language of culture is always easier to understand then the one of politics. It is more open, and more straightforward. We need to use this language when we try to understand a different culture, and when we need others to understand and accept us.  Culture connects us Europeans with each-other. The majority has to accept that our heritage is equally important to theirs, and that proper tools need to be provided for the preservation of it. More...

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Parliamentary-Debate in the German Bundestag - recognition for minorities in Germany and in Europe

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "fuen.org"On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the "European Charter of Regional or Minority Languages" (June 25th), a parliamentary debate takes place in the German Bundestag, in which FUEN President Loránt Vincze and representatives of the FUEN member organizations are paticipating.
The debate is supported by a proposal from the coalition parliamentary groups CDU / CSU and SPD to strengthen the political participation of the four recognized minorities and the speakers of the regional language Niederdeutsch (Lower German language). More...

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Favourable conditions for a successful FUEN Congress in Kolozsvár/Cluj-Napoca

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "fuen.org"The jointly signed statement says: persons belonging to minorities are of fundamental value to the European Union. Autochthonous, traditional and historical minorities and regional language groups are key elements of the Unions’ rich cultural and linguistic diversity, as stated in the Treaty on the European Union. Yet they are facing difficulties when demanding rights or legal protection from their national governments. More...

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