Mapping Integration Indicators

In 2012, the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities issued the so-called Ljubljana Guidelines: recommendations for member states to foster integration in increasingly diverse societies. A few years later, in December 2019, the High Commissioner commissioned a study to strengthen these recommendations and assist member states in their implementation. Therefore on behalf of the OSCE […]

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Minority Rights Advocacy in the EU: A guide to NGOs in Eastern Partnership Countries

Over recent years, the European Union (EU) has become the most influential player in the Eastern Partnership countries (EaP). It is both a prominent development actor and a relevant political force in the region. For EaP countries’ minorities this is a particularly hopeful process; with some EaP countries successfully signing Association Agreements with the EU, […]

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A Response to the European Commission and High Commissioner for External Affairs and Security Policy’s Joint Review of the European Neighbourhood Policy

A response on behalf of the EaP Minorities Network to the joint Commission-High Representative review of the ENP

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Minority Issues Mainstreaming in the South Caucasus

This practical guide is designed as a training toolkit and reference collection that can be used by national and international organizations as well as government and other stakeholders for project development in the South Caucasus. It provides an overview of issues pertaining to ethno-national minorities in the region . It is divided in three sections. […]

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Constitutional Courts in the Process of Articulating Constitutional Rights in the Post-Communist States of Central and Eastern Europe

This paper analyses the constitutional rights by the constitutional courts of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), in particular, the equality and anti-discrimination clauses. The CEE is a wide and untidy mosaic of ethnic, national and religious minorities, and communism often tried to stop any open expression under the official national unity. After the fall of communism, nationalistic […]

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Human Rights in Eastern Partnership Countries

This paper gives an account of the state of human rights and democratic institutions in the EaP countries and discusses the EU concepts and tools for human rights and democracy promotion in the region, including the proposals related to the May 2011 ENP Communication (ENPI Civil Society Facility, European Endowment for Democracy, etc.), as well […]

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National Minorities and Migration in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine

This paper intends to look at the interconnection of minority and migration issues.It  aims to investigate the interrelation of the minority regimes adopted by Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine, and migration. It seeks to open up the discussion on the extent to which certain policies and rights for national minorities can be […]

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Expanding Network? Concluding conference of the EaPMN

On 7th and 8th of December 2015, the Eastern Partnership Minorities Network hosted its final Best Practice Seminar to share experiences and methodologies applied while delivering and facilitating local advocacy as well as the EaP information campaigns by minority activists and civil society organizations in the countries of EaP. The seminar was opened with the key […]

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EaPMN at the OSCE ODIHR Human dimension implementation meeting

An implementing partner of the EaPMN in Armenia, Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation, represented by Armen Grigoryan, has been presented at the OSCE ODIHR Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw, Poland. Mr Grigoryan made a statement regarding the situation of the national minorities in Armenia, and stressed the importance of the adoption of […]

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UPR Info Session an EaPMN advocacy work

Representatives of national, ethnic and religious minority communities from Georgia will be on an advocacy visit in Geneva on October 5-6, 2015. Four minority activists from Georgia will attend the UN UPR Info session in Geneva on 6th of October and meet with the country delegates and officials from the UN in Geneva.

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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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EaPMN at the EaP CSF WG1 conference in Brussels

On June 8-9, 2015 EaP Civil Society Forum under the Working Group I on Democracy and Human Rights has held an advocacy conference in Brussels. EaPMN members, Artur Sakunts, Armenia and Nicolai Radita, Moldova have been participating during the meetings in Brussels. EaPMN will be presenting a short report on situation of minority rights and […]

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Brussels Advocacy Visit of Moldovan minority leaders

Yet another successful advocacy visit has been marked in the working calendar of the Association of Ukrainian Youth of Moldova “Zlagoda” in Brussels. Advocacy campaign “EU Pro-Active”, implemented by the mentioned organization in autumn of 2014 has considerably increased skills as well as the motivation of the leaders and resulted in the planning and implementation […]

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Minority rights and internally displaced persons. IDPs face multiple discrimination – instruments and strategies for protection are needed

The Best Practice Seminar was held in Kiev, Ukraine on March 23 in the framework of the “Eastern Partnership Minorities Network” (EaPMN). The seminar was hosted by the EaPMN implementing partner in Ukraine – Social Action Centre/No Borders Project, within the framework of the Civil Society Forum’s Working Group /Minorities and anti-discrimination subgroup. A total […]

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