22 octobre 2018

Representatives of the Slavic minorities in Europe will gather in Mlynky

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "fuen.org"The annual FUEN Seminar of the Working Group Slavic Minorities will take place between 18th-21st October 2018 in Mlynky / Pilisszentkereszt, Hungary. It is organised by the FUEN in cooperation with its member organisation Celoštátna slovenská samošpráva v Maďarsku (CSSM).
For the second time after 2009, the Slovak minority in Hungary is hosting the Seminar of the Slavic Minorities, which is a good opportunity to present their community and structures. More...

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Experts meet to develop detailed law proposals based on the Minority SafePack Initiative

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "fuen.org"The first Expert Meeting of the Minority SafePack Initiative took place in Brussels on Wednesday, 10 October 2018. Eighteen experts from different European states with diverse areas of activity and professional background took part in the meeting to discuss the next steps and to form the working groups in order to develop detailed law proposals based on the nine points included in the succesful European Citizens’ Initiative. The Expert Meeting was held at FUEN’s Europe Office in Brussels. More...

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FUEN delegation in the EP: we need majority communities to hear the message of minorities

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "fuen.org"There are still many European citizen’s who don’t know about the Minority SafePack Initiative. We will work towards spreading the message of the MSPI and we will ask majority communities for their support. We need to talk about our goal in the capitals of EU Member States so that we can secure the political support our initiative needs. More...

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FUEN condemns in Kiev decisions to narrow minority rights in Ukraine

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "fuen.org"The FUEN’s delegation visited Ukraine in preparation for its 70th Congress and had meetings with local member organisations, the OSCE mission in Ukraine and the European Centre for Minority Issues office in Ukraine. The minority umbrella organisation’s President pointed out that Ukraine chose the European path of integration, and this choice comes with responsibilities, the main one being to respect the democratic rules and the rule of law, and one of the rules defining democracy is that it is not possible for the state to narrow the existing rights. More...

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Visit from Hungary at FUEN

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "fuen.org"A delegation of the German Local Government of the 13th district in Budapest, Hungary visited FUEN during their study trip through the Danish-German border region last Wednesday, 8 August 2018.
The delegates were informed about FUEN and its commitment to the autochthonous national minorities in Europe. More...

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Just launched: Research partnership on lifelong learning for ethnic minorities

HomeThe UNESCO International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education (INRULED) and UIL have launched a research project on basic and non-formal education for ethnic minority groups living in communities along the Mekong River. The launch took place at the International Seminar on Education for Rural Community, in Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic, in August 2018. More...

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21 octobre 2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina national minorities do not enjoy effective access to their rights

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomWhile acknowledging some progress on Roma issues and emerging potential for moving towards integrated schools, the Council of Europe’s Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities concludes in its new opinion that national minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina do not enjoy effective access to their rights. More...

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Finland: Awareness of minority languages in education and media should be improved

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomWhile the Committee of Experts of The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, acknowledges the efforts undertaken by the authorities in protecting regional and minority languages spoken in Finland, it recommends that further measure are needed, according to a report published today. More...

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29 septembre 2018

Lawmakers hear concerns on new higher ed funding model

University Business Magazine logoThe executive vice president of the Council on Postsecondary Education told lawmakers Thursday that under-represented minorities and low-income college students need more support services to succeed in college. More...

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27 septembre 2018

Fairness without demographics in repeated loss minimization

Fairness without demographics in repeated loss minimization
Adrian Colyer, The Morning Paper, 2018/08/23
The key to representing minorities fairly is to recognize that there are minorities. But what if information about minorities isn't in the data? A lot of machine learning datasets have this problem, which is why they perform poorly with respect to them. A speech-recognition system might perform poorly with minority accents, for example. More...

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