Accommodating the need to improve the level of compliance with European standards on minority protection that primarily stem from the FCNM and the ECRML, the Project is pleased to share the Publication of Elements of good practice identified during the implementation of the JP EU/CoE “Promoting Human Rights and Minority Protection in South East Europe” (available HERE).
The publication sets out to identify elements of good practice that have emerged in the implementation of seven (one per beneficiary) pre-selected projects. It evaluates the successfulness of these projects in terms of their sustainability, the sense of ownership that has been developed during their implementation, and the impact they had on the daily life of national minorities and the broader community in which they live. On the basis of individual case studies it identifies replicable elements and proposes adaptable models of good practice that address a specific issue in the minority protection field for wider dissemination. It is hoped that these decontextualized models can be used in other municipalities within and beyond the regional context.
The research behind the Publication was carried out by a team of experts on the region led by Professor Florian Bieber of the Centre of Southeast European Studies of the University of Graz.