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Hearing on the protection of traditional minorities

22.04.2015 - 15:00
- 22.04.2015 - 18:30
Last Updated: 28.05.2015 - 14:06
Room ASP 5E2, European Parliament, Brussels
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Wednesday
15:00
OPENING SESSION
Speakers
Monika HOHLMEIER, EPP Group Coordinator in the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the European Parliament (EP)
József NAGY, Member of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the EP
15:30
Panel 1: Legal and practical aspects of the protection of traditional minorities
Chaired by Michael Gahler MEP
Speakers
Csaba SÓGOR, Member of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the EP
Dr Gabriel TOGGENBURG, Senior Legal Advisor, European Union Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA)
Prof Elisabeth SÁNDOR-SZALAY, Deputy Commissioner responsible for the Rights of National Minorities, Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights
Petteri LAIHONEN, Adjunct Professor, Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Emma LANTSCHNER, Assistant Professor, Researcher, Centre for Southeast European Studies
Debate with participants
16:45
Panel 2: The EU and traditional minorities: What is at stake?
Chaired by Herbert Dorfmann MEP
Speakers
Pál CSÁKY, Member of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the EP
Hans Heinrich HANSEN, President of the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN)
Smaranda ENACHE, Co-chair of Liga Pro Europa
Josef MARKO, Director of the Institute for Minority Rights at the European Academy Bozen/South Tyrol
Debate with participants
18:05
Concluding remarks
Speakers
Kinga GÁL, 1st Vice-Chairwoman of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee of the EP

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