Finland: Follow-up dialogue

11/12/2018

Helsinki, 11 December 2018: Today, the Finish Ministry for Foreign Affairs is organising a round table to discuss the implementation and interpretation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) in Finland, together with the FCNM Secretariat, members of the...

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Switzerland: publication of the 4th Advisory Committee Opinion

10/12/2018

The Fourth Opinion on Switzerland of the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities has been published today together with the government comments.

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Appointment of an ordinary member of the Advisory Committee in respect of a casual vacancy in respect of Norway

04/12/2018

Decision CM/Del/Dec(2018)11330/4.4a on the election of an expert to the list of experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee, and appointment of an ordinary member of the Advisory Committee in respect of a vacancy concerning Norway (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 28 November 2018...

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Election of an expert to the list of experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee

04/12/2018

Decision CM/Del/Dec(2018)1330/4.4b on the election of an expert to the list of experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee in respect of Spain (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 28 November 2018 at the 1330th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies) Declare elected to the list of...

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Montenegro: visit of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

27/11/2018

A delegation of the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities is visiting Podgorica, Kotor and Ulcinj from 27-30 November 2018 to evaluate progress made in the monitoring of the protection of national minorities in Montenegro. This...

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Netherlands: visit of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

19/11/2018

A delegation of the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities is visiting Leeuwarden, Eindhoven and The Hague from 19-22 November 2018 to evaluate progress made in the monitoring of the protection of national minorities in the...

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Sweden: Follow-up dialogue

12/11/2018

Stockholm, 13 November: Members of the Advisory Committee on the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, together with the Swedish Ministry of Culture are organising a seminar to discuss the...

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Advisory Committee: election of the new bureau

10/10/2018

Today, during its 63rd plenary, the Advisory Committee elected the following members of the Bureau: Mr Besarion Bokhashvili, President Ms Edita Žiobienė, First Vice-President Ms Marie Hagsgård, Second Vice-President

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: publication of the 4th Advisory Committee Opinion

03/10/2018

The Fourth Opinion on Bosnia and Herzegovina of the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities has been published today.

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Publication of the Eleventh activity report

26/09/2018

The Committee of Ministers, at its 1325th Meeting on 26 September 2018, held an exchange of views with Ms Petra Roter, former President of the Advisory Committee, who presented the 11th activity report covering the period from 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2018.

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ACFC President to speak at session on national minorities

Fundamental Rights Forum

20/09/2018

The acting President of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention, Ms Edita Žiobienė, is invited to speak at the session on national minorities at the Fundamental Rights Forum of the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency in Vienna on 25 September 2018. This session will explore the...

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Serbia: receipt of the 4th cycle State Report

19/09/2018

Serbia submitted its Fourth State Report on 18 September 2018, pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an opinion intended for the Committee of Ministers.

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Adoption of a Committee of Ministers’ resolution on Sweden

12/09/2018

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2018)9 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Sweden (adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 12 September 2018 at the 1323rd meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)

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Netherlands: receipt of the 3rd cycle state report

11/07/2018

The Netherlands submitted the Third State Report on 11 July 2018, pursuant to Article 25, paragraph 2, of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. It is now up to the Advisory Committee to consider it and adopt an opinion intended for the Committee of Ministers.

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Adoption of a Committee of Ministers’ resolution on Malta

04/07/2018

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2018)8 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Malta (adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 4 July 2018 at the 1321st meeting of the Ministers' Deputies)

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Ireland: visit of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

A delegation of the Council of Europe Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities is visiting Dublin and Enniscorthy from 26-29 June 2018 to evaluate progress made in the monitoring of the protection of national minorities in Ireland. This is the...

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Conference on 20 years of protecting minority rights and minority languages

03/04/2018

The Council of Europe celebrated the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages with a conference organised under the chairmanship of the Republic of Croatia of the...

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Adoption of two Resolutions on the Protection of National Minorities

02/05/2018

The Committee of Ministers has adopted two resolutions on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by Armenia and Norway: Resolution CM/ResCMN(2018)5 on the implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities by...

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Election of an expert to the list of experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee

18/04/2018

Resolution CM/ResCMN(2018)4 on the election of an expert to the list of experts eligible to serve on the Advisory Committee in respect of Italy (Adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 18 April 2018 at the 1314th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies) Declare elected to the list of experts eligible...

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Slovenia: receipt of comments on the Fourth Advisory Committee Opinion

16/03/2018

The authorities sent comments on the Fourth Opinion on Slovenia on 14 March 2018, having taken the initiative to public the opinion already in January 2018.

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