This was the 6th edition of the Regional School which has its origin in a bilateral scientific project called ”Bilateral Cooperation between the Republic of Croatia and Republic of Serbia in the Protection on National Minorities“. Thanks to JP MIN the Regional School has grown this year into a regional tool where students, faculty and other experts openly discuss a wide range of issues pertaining to the protection and promotion of minority rights. A number of items on the agenda directly addressed “expected results” of the Project.
The event will begin with a description of the main elements of an integrated approach to these three issues, followed by an outline of each programme. Then, participants will be invited to take part in working groups covering the cross-cutting topics of “How to better implement antidiscrimination legislation?” (WG1), “How to enhance participation in public life?” (WG2) and “How to approach diversity through inclusive education?” (WG3). The purpose of these workshops is the exchange of concrete best practices.
The conclusions of these workshops will be presented during the closing plenary session. To conclude the event, Mr. Nebojša Kaludjerović, State Secretary for Political Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro, Mrs. Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General elect of the Council of Europe, Mr. Andrzej Mirga, Senior Adviser on Roma and Sinti Issues at ODIHR and Mr. Alberto Cammarata, Acting Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, will present their views and expectations regarding the three joint projects and the new sectorial approach.
A press conference will be held on 29 June at 11:30 by representatives of the three organisations.