Today, the ECMI hosted the Sydslesvig Committee (Sydslesvigudvalget) from Copenhagen at the Kompagnietor.
As part of their tour around the region, the Committee members visited the ECMI and learned general information about the ECMI’s work and current projects. The visitors were welcomed by the ECMI Director Prof. Tove Malloy, Chair of the ECMI Executive Board Dr. Jørgen Kühl, Legal Counsel Ms. Astrid Voss and the Head of Secretariat Ms Maj-Britt Risbjerg Hansen.
“ECMI work is very important and it is also very important to bring our committee members and parliamentarians here in the region from time to time, to see the region, meet organizations and minorities and get inspiration for future work. This region shows that in reconciliation regions, minority protection and minority rights help to avoid conflicts.”- commented Mr. Christian Juhl (Member of the Danish Parliament, Member of the Sydslesvig Committee) .
The Committee will also meet with various institutions and minority organizations in the border region.
About the Committee
The Sydslesvig Committee acts as a link between the Danish minority in South Schleswig and the Danish Parliament and makes recommendations concerning funding or organizational issues to the Government. The Committee consists of five appointees, and follows all events and meetings in this region in order to report back to the Government.