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Conference: Minorities in Democracy, Tetovo, 12-13.12.2003

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    http://www.kas.de/proj/home/events/42/1/year-2003/month-12/veranstaltung_id-8419/index.html Fachkonferenz Minorities in Democracy am Fr 12. bis Sa 13. Dez.
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      Fachkonferenz
      Minorities in Democracy
      am
      Fr 12. bis Sa 13. Dez. 2003
      Ort
      Southeast European University Tetovo

      Friday, 12th of December

      9.00-09.30
      Welcoming addresses
      Alajdin Abazi, Director of the Southeast European University Tetovo
      Andreas Klein, Head of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Skopje
      Marc Weller, Director of the European Center for Minority Issues Flensburg

      09.30-10.00
      Keynote address
      Max van der Stoel, Former High Commissioner of the OSCE for Minority Issues
      H.E. Boris Trajkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia (tbc)

      10.00-10.30
      Coffee break

      10.30-12.30
      Roundtable 1: Macedonian-Albanian Relations in Macedonia after Ohrid

      Teuta Arifi, SEE University Tetovo
      Kim Mehmeti, Institute for War & Peace Reporting
      Iso Rusi, Lobi
      Mirjana Najcevska, Helsinki Committee for Human Rights of the Republic of
      Macedonia
      Sašo Ordanoski, Forum
      Biljana Vankovska, University of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Skopje

      Moderator: Marc Weller, ECMI

      12.30-14.00
      Lunch

      14.00-16.00
      Roundtable 2: The Nature of ‘Community’

      Senat Beqirî, NGO Millenium, Vrapcište
      Dimo Dimcev, Union of Vlach Culture
      Dragomir Stošic, Serb Community Association
      Erdon Iseni,Mayor, Šuto Orizari
      R. Muminovic, Democratic League of Bosniaks

      Moderator: Michel Bourse, SEE University

      16.00-16.30
      Coffee break

      16.30-18.30
      Roundtable 3: Migration and Minorities

      Ioanna Babassika, Medical Rehabilitation Centre for Torture Victims, Athens
      Roberta Cohen, Refugee Policy Group, Geneva
      Francis Deng, Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Internally
      Displaced Persons, Geneva
      Mitja Zagar, Stability Pact For Southeast Europe

      Moderator: Tom Trier, ECMI

      Saturday, 13th of December

      09.00-09.30
      Keynote addresses
      Alexis Brouhns, Special Representative of the EU in the Republic of
      Macedonia (tbc)
      Carlos Pais, Head of the OSCE Mission in the Republic of Macedonia (tbc)

      09.30-11.30
      Panel 1: Minorities in Southeastern Europe

      Albania (Altin Ilirjani, University of North Carolina)
      Bosnia (Valery Perry, ECMI)
      Bulgaria (Magdalena Kouneva, ECMI)
      Kosovo (Robert Curis, ECMI)
      Serbia & Montenegro (Florian Bieber, Central European University Budapest)

      Chair and discussant: Elena Andreevska, SEE University

      11.30-12.00
      Coffee break

      12.00-14.00
      Panel 2: Minorities in Post-socialism

      Estonia/Latvia (Vadim Poleshchuk, Legal Information Centre for Human Rights)
      Georgia (Tom Trier, ECMI)
      Hungary (Kinga Gál, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
      Romania (Ovidiu Pecican, Babes-Bolyai University)
      Czech Republic (Eva Sobotka,)

      Chair and discussant: Eben Friedman, ECMI

      14.00-15.00
      Lunch

      15.00-17.00
      Panel 3: West European Success Stories?

      Belgium (Peter Vermeersch, University of Leuven)
      Northern Ireland (Angela Hegarty, University of Ulster)
      Finland (Reeta Toivanen, Åbo University)
      Italy (Marco Roccia, SEE University)
      Corsica (Farimah Daftary,)

      Chair and discussant: Andreas Klein, KAF Skopje

      17.00-17.30
      Summary


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