Resources

Language Policies and Law in Education in Post-Soviet Belarus

The dissolution of the Soviet Union brought to the fore claims of linguistic minorities which had been ignored far too long. In almost all of the former Soviet republics language became an impetus to national revival and an important instrument in consolidating the newly independent states. At times excessively accentuated and overly politicized, the language […]

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Islam and Religious Transformation in Adjara

The Autonomous Republic of Adjara, located in the southwest corner of Georgia along the Turkish border, has been the scene of a peculiar religious transformation in the last two decades. Specifically, large segments of Adjara’s traditionally Muslim population have undergone a relatively quick rate of conversion to Christianity. Whereas the region’s population was predominantly Muslim […]

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Institutions of Georgia for Governance on National Minorities: An Overview

This paper aims to discuss the institutional set-up around civil integration and minority protection issues in Georgia since the ‘Rose Revolution’, and the study reviews the state structures relevant for governance and legislative practices on civil integration and minority issues. It seeks to provide an overview of the institutional problems that beset civic integration by […]

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Georgia and the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

The first part of this paper looks at the issue of preserving those regional or minority languages that are in danger of falling into disuse. This applies also to three regional Georgian (Kartvelian) languages, Megrelian, Svan and Laz, which are politically contentious because to grant them recognition as distinct languages would be seen as a threat […]

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Language Management and Language Problems in Belarus: Education and Beyond

This article provides an overview of the sociolinguistic situation in Belarus.  It summarizes language policy and legislation, and deals in more detail with language management and selected language problems in Belarusian education. It also contributes to the work on language planning by applying Jernudd’s and Neustupny’s Language Management Theory, particularly theconcept of the language management […]

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Democracy and Minority Rights in Azerbaijan in light of the 2013 presidential elections

The fact-finding mission to Dagestan and Azerbaijan aimed at examining the situation of the Lezghin, and other ethnic and religious groups, in light of the Azeri Presidential elections of 2013. Political Representation, Socio-Economic Conditions and Culture and Language are the three key thematics the mission gathered data and testimonies. The mission key findings are the […]

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Study on Social Protection and Social Inclusion in Moldova

The report highlights the most important developments and features of the social protection and healthcare systems in Moldova, particularly analysing the impact of public policies on vulnerable and marginalised groups of the population.

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Members

COTAARM – Comunitatea Originarilor din Tarile Africii si Asiei in Republica Moldova

COTAARM was founded on April 14, 1998 through the voluntary activity of its members and succeeded in projecting different categories of immigrants with the assistance of Helsinki Committee for Human rights in Moldova. Members of COTAARM have been living for more then 10 years in Republic of Moldova, until present they have limited legal support […]

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Public Movement Multinational Georgia

Public Movement “Multinational Georgia” (PMMG) – civil movement which has been created in year 1999 uniting citizens of Georgia representing different ethnic, religious, and linguistic groups residing in Georgia. PMMG – is umbrella organization which provides resource support and cooperates with the representatives of the more then 18 diaspora and 56 grass-root NGOs working in the field […]

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Moldova without Nazism /Moldova Fără Nazism

In June 2010, at the founding congress in Kiev was established the international human rights movement, “World without Nazism”, which brought together anti-fascists and human rights activists from around the world. At the same time, the historical policy of revenge in the Republic of Moldova became so active and focused, for that reason the need […]

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NGO “Hand of help”

The “Hand of help” helps children from families with low income, assists in their physical and mental development in close partnership with Roma school №14. The NGO organizes summer camps for Roma children, provides free breakfasts for pupils. It also informs Roma population of Zakarpatska region on anti-discrimination and minorities’ rights.

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The Assyrian International Congress of Georgia

The Assyrian International Congress of Georgia was founded in 1992. The congress actively participates in life of the Assyrian people. Its primary goal is to keep and develop the mother tongue, traditions and culture.

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NGO Union of Poles

The NGO unites ethnic Polish in Ukraine and promote Ukraine EU integration.  The NGO works on development of Polish-Ukrainian cooperation and protection of national minorities rights.

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Zhytomyr Regional Association of Social Services (ZtRASS)

ZtRASS was founded in 2006 by specialists of social sphere. Purpose of ZtRASS – creating an effective mechanism for the implementation and development of social programs, public initiatives to ensure social justice through empowerment and support of the most vulnerable sections of society and combating social exclusion factors. In the organization functioning a youth organisation.

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Association of the Ukrainian Youth in Moldova “Zlagoda”

“ZLAGODA” was registered on 14 February 2005 and is a non-governmental not for profit national youth association. It is working to contribute to the involvement of young people belonging to national minorities in the public life, decision making process, support of civic initiatives, democratization, human rights protection and the promotion of the full and effective […]

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Roma National Center / Centrul National al Romilor

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Analytical Center for Interethnic Cooperation and Consultations

ACICC is the Georgian based non-profit organization which was founded in 2012. It gathers professionals working in research and analytical fields. ACICC has experience of undertaking research and organizing educational projects at domestic and international level. Its essential goals are to empower minority groups with effective tools, facilitate multifold dialogue and bridge stakeholders to each […]

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News

“Win–win situation” Pilot Project implemented in Transnistria capacitates youth in gaining basic skills and working experience, facilitating cooperation among civil society and state institutions

Pilot Project “Win–win situation” was implemented by the society of the Bulgarian culture, community organization “Rodolubets” based in Transnitrian region, Republic of Moldova. The idea of the project is in line with the mission of the organization and its main objectives to consolidate and coordinate activities of the Bulgarian community from one side and local […]

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145 Roma activists took part in “Strengthening cooperation of Roma community and regional authorities” advocacy campaign in Poltava region

The campaign aimed to build bridges between Roma community and decision makers in order to promote Roma rights. The goal was achieved through meetings with local authorities where major problems of Roma people in the region were discussed. 240 Roma received brochures with major local state agencies contacts. Roma community started dialogue with specific departments of […]

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Ukrainian and Jewish community of Moldova implement joint campaign

Project entitled “EU pro-active” has been implemented by Association of the Ukrainian Youth in Moldova “Zlagoda” in partnership with the Jewish Community of Moldova. Their join initiative aimed promotion of the EU values and information delivery about the EaP as well as the EaP minority network to the broader audience. One of the main elements […]

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Pilot Project “Teachers Twinning” launched in the Region of Samtskhe-Javakheti

ECMI Caucasus in cooperation with the “Civil Education for Lawful State” has elaborated and agreed on the implementation of the pilot project “Teachers Twinning” which is supported in the framework of the Eastern Partnership Minorities Network. The main objective of the pilot project is to advance competences of Akhalkalaki and Ninotsminda public school teachers in […]

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Public Information and Local Advocacy Campaigning in Georgia

As a part of the Eastern Partnership Minorities Network programme activities, there are Public Information campaigns on Eastern Partnership currently implemented in Georgian minority populated regions by ACICC, as well as ECMI is implementing Local Advocacy Campaigns which are lead by minority organizations in regions of Georgia. “UDI” has been sub-granted to advocate importance of […]

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National Advocacy Campaign in Moldova

Advocacy campaign “EU Pro-Active” was implemented by the Association of Ukrainian Youth in Moldova “Zlagoda”. The first stage of the campaign aimed at training of the 15 young leaders and has been held on 11-14 September 2014 in Chisinau. The training course aimed at the promotion of the European values and Eastern Partnership cooperation principles […]

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