First project phase (December 2011 - June 2013)

Joint launching conference of three projects to improve the situation of minorities in South East Europe

27 to 29 June 2012 Budva (Montenegro)
A Joint Launching Conference for three regional programmes to ameliorate the conditions of minority communities in South East Europe will be held from 27 to 29 June in Budva (Montenegro) by the...

JP MIN Project Management Team meets to organize consultation of South East European Network of Minority Rights Defenders on Project activities and work plan

23 August 2012 Podgorica (Montenegro)
The five Local Project Officers (LPO's) for the implementation of JP MIN held their first common meeting in the Project Office downtown Podgorica. The Project Management Team agreed on the...

Regional School of Minority Rights opens with inaugural lecture by the President of the Republic of Croatia

16-22 September 2012 Medulin (Croatia)
President Ivo Josipovic of Croatia honoured the Regional School on Minority Rights with his prolonged presence on the opening day where he delivered a lecture on "Protection of national minorities...

Consultation of Ombudsmen and Equality Bodies in South East Europe on their readiness to work on issues of minority rights protection and promotion as members of a Regional Network being set up under JP MIN

17-18 September 2012 Tirana (Albania)
The seven Ombudsman institutions and two Equality Bodies of the region covered by JP MIN will meet with members of the Project Management Team at a meeting hosted by Mr Igli Totozani, the Ombudsman...

Project Management Team agrees on format of mapping document and criteria for Project activity proposals

22-23 October 2012 Podgorica (Montenegro)
The Project Management Team (PMT) had a first joint reading of the contributions made by the Local Project Officers /Expert (LPOs/LPE) for the mapping document on minority legislation and...

Project Management Team meeting on Regional Network, mapping and activity proposals

12-13 November 2012 Podgorica (Montenegro)
The meeting served to go through the consolidated draft mapping document with a view to preparing its final version, to agree on the selection of the relevant interlocutors in the six Beneficiaries...

Project Coordinator presents JP MIN to European Parliament

29 November 2012 Brussels (Belgium)
Project Coordinator Dušica Puzić was invited to represent the Council of Europe and present JP MIN at a hearing on "Human Rights in the Western Balkans, with a special focus on minorities" held by...

LPO for “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” promotes JP MIN on TV station “24 News”

6 February 2013 Ohrid ("The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia")
On 6 February, the Local Project Officer for "The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" was a guest speaker on a popular TV show "Integral" hosted by Mr Edin Hajdarpashic , at the TV station "24...

LPOs attended International Scientific Conference “Albania and National, Ethnic, and Cultural Minorities”

13-14 February 2013 Tirana (Albania)
Marin Barleti University and the Albanian Institute of Public Affairs have organized an international scientific conference dedicated to "Albania and National, Ethnic and Cultural Minorities". The...

“Enhancing cooperation among the institutions dealing with the promotion and protection of national minorities in the Republic of Serbia”

22 April 2013 Belgrade (Serbia)
The most relevant actors in the field of protection and promotion of minority rights in Serbia were invited to look into ways to improve the functioning of National Councils for National Minorities...


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