Within the framework of the project on “Minorities in the Western Balkans a delegation from the four target countries will visit Schleswig-Holstein between 20 October- 4 November 2016.
Within the framework of the project on “Minorities in the Western Balkans: Access to Social Services” a delegation from the four target countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Serbia) will visit Schleswig-Holstein between 20 October- 4 November 2016. The group includes 20 representatives of local municipalities and NGOs working on minority issues (with a focus on Roma).
The delegation will visit the Schleswig-Holstein Parliament in Kiel, and hold meetings with public officials, minority representatives, small municipalities and local experts on minority issues to learn more about the model of Schleswig-Holstein regarding access to social services for the vulnerable groups of a society. The current visit is the second step within the project, after conducting the regional trainings in Skopje and Belgrade in July 2016.
In addition to the official meetings, the guests will also have discussion sessions with local experts and have the opportunity to explore the border region area during field visits and guided tours. The delegation and project team is hosted by Jaruplund Hojskole.
In later stages of the project, the ECMI team and the representatives of municipalities and NGOs in the target countries will meet for a workshop in upcoming December to discuss and develop specific project ideas to be implemented in the target countries.
The project is implemented jointly by the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN) and the ECMI with the support of the State Chancellery of Schleswig Holstein and the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit).