ECMI Senior Non-resident Research Associate Dr. Priit Järve presents at the conference “Protection of National Minorities Rights: Five Year Trends” organized by EFHR in Vilnius, Lithuania.
23 October 2015. ECMI Senior Non-resident Research Associate Dr. Priit Järve presents at the conference “Protection of National Minorities Rights: Five Year Trends” on behalf of the ECMI. The conference takes place in Vilnius, Lithuania and is organized by the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR). Dr. Järve will deliver a presentation on: “Good practice in the protection of national minorities”.
The aim of the conference is to provide an overview of the protection of minority groups in Lithuania as well as the work of the EFHR over the last five years. The participants will discuss opinions on the implementation of the Framework Convention of the Protection of National Minorities by the Council of Europe. The speakers of the conference include representatives from the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE), the Office of Equal Opportunities Ombudsman and the European Centre for Minority issues (ECMI) as well as distinguished experts in that field. The guests are welcomed by Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius with opening remarks.
Dr. Priit Järve (Estonia) is a Senior Non-resident Research Associate at the ECMI. He is Estonian political scientist specializing in post-Soviet affairs. He has worked in the Estonian Academy of Sciences in Tallinn, acted as the Plenipotentiary of the President to the Estonian Roundtable on Minorities, edited and contributed to the UNDP sponsored Estonian Human Development Reports. He has published on democratisation of transitional societies, language policies, ethnic democracy and the institutional legacies of communism in the post-soviet area.
ECMI is honoured to work with a group of eminent young scholars in the field of Minority Studies. These scholars are affiliated with ECMI as non-resident Senior Research Associates while resident in their own capacity with some of Europe’s and the world’s best universities. They represent all the relevant disciplines as well as some of the best multi-disciplinary research in our area of work. They work with ECMI on research projects, contribute to ECMI publications and training programmes as well as participate in ECMI events in Flensburg and throughout Europe. These scholars also form the core of ECMI’s roster of experts which is available for the media.