20 years of the FCNM




Professor Brigitta Busch, member of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention in respect of Austria and professor for applied linguistics at the University of Vienna on language rights


 Interview with Mr. Peter Leuprecht, one of the founding fathers of the FCNM

 Launching conference of the Fourth Thematic Commentary on the Scope of Application “The Framework Convention: a key tool to managing diversity through minority rights”, Strasbourg, 11 October 2016

“Today, more than ever, managing diversity intelligently and protecting fundamental rights are key to building inclusive societies and strong, resilient democracies. This commentary helps us better understand the experience of our member States in meeting this challenge, in the context of the Council of Europe’s Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, and is therefore extremely welcome.”
Mr Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe 

Europe, the “demonisation” of minorities and the rise of intolerance

24 September 2014: In this podcast interview, minorities expert Athanasia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, discusses her view that Europe’s “tolerance for intolerance” towards minority groups is on the rise.

“Sámi - The People, their Culture and Languages and the Council of Europe" (2014)

Minority integration in Europe

12 December 2011: Video interview with Prof. Rainer Hofmann, President of the Advisory Committee

Video Part I

Video Part II