Minority policies in Europe: Where are we heading?

Events / Tue 09 Apr 2019 13:00

The 1990s are generally perceived as the Golden Years of minority rights in Europe. Is this still the case – and if not, what has changed? Where are minority policies in Europe heading? How might Brexit affect the rights of national minorities in Britain?

Think tank Magma and Coppieters Foundation warmly welcome you to discuss these and other topical issues at our seminar and discussion.


9 April 2019

13:00 - 14:30
  • Ms Astrid Thors
    Previous OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Member of the European Parliament and Minister of Migration and European Affairs in Finland. She recently published the pamphlet “Minority Policies in Europe – Reflections on Developments between 1990 and 2018” for Magma.
  • Dr Alan Sandry
    Vice President of the Coppieters Foundation, Brussels. Fellow, Morgan Academy, Swansea University, Wales, with responsibility for European Politics, Identities, Political Ideologies and Brexit.
  • Mr Vicent Fenollar i Sastre
    Policy and Outreach Manager at Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity (NPLD) in Brussels. Responsible for NPLD relations with EU institutions and for monitoring EU policy developments on multilingualism.
  • Moderator: Dr Lia Markelin, think tank Magma


When: Tuesday, 9th April 2019, 13:00
Where: Silversquare Europe, Square de Meeûs 35, 1000 Brussels


To RSVP, please send an email to magma@magma.fi


Interpretation will not be provided. The event will be developed in English.

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This conference is financially supported by the European Parliament. The European Parliament is not liable for the content of the conference or the opinions of the speakers.

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