This high-level conference, organised under the Croatian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, will mark the 20th anniversary of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.
The conference will be opened at 2.30 p.m. by Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland; Marija Pejčinović Burić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia, Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe; Vesna Crnić-Grotić, Chair of Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages; and Edita Žiobienė, Interim President of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities.
The conference will be open to print, online and radio journalists.
On 18 June, a press briefing by Vesna Crnić-Grotić (ECRML) and Edita Žiobienė (FCNM) will take place at 1.30 p.m. (Room 2) and a stand-up by Thorbjørn Jagland and Marija Pejčinović Burić at 3.15 p.m. (in front of Room 1).
Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 6 85 11 64 93