The delegation, comprised of five politicians and high level officials from Israel will visit the Danish-German Border region after meetings in Berlin. The delegation is headed by Minister David Azoulay (Member of Knesset and Minister for “Shas”) and includes members of the Knesset for “United Arab List” and “Kulanu”.
On the first day of the visit the Chairman of the ECMI Executive Board Dr. Jørgen Kühl and the ECMI Director Prof. Dr. Tove Malloy welcomed the guests at the Kompagnietor to introduce the work of the ECMI and the history of the border region, including conflict resolution mechanisms and the legal and institutional framework guiding minority-majority relations.
The delegation will conduct visits in Flensburg, Aabenraa and Kiel, and will meet with the Mayor of Flensburg Mr. Simon Faber, Danish and German minority representatives, the Schleswig-Holstein Commissioner for National Minorities and Border Region Issues Ms. Renate Schnack (SPD), Schleswig-Holstein Landtag members and the President of the Landtag Mr. Claus Schlie (CDU).
The visit aims to familiarize the Knesset members with a systematic analysis of majority-minority relations in the Danish-German border regions and to establish a dialogue on the topic with Knesset. The visit is a follow-up to the roundtables and workshops organized in November 2015 by the Citizen’s Accord Forum in cooperation with the Hanns Seidel Foundation in Jerusalem. During the events Prof. Malloy presented on “Managing Diversity through Non-territorial Autonomy: Assessing Advantages, Deficiencies, and Risks”.
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