The European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen invites persons belonging to national minorities, non-governmental organisations and experts working in the field of minority protection to provide their input into a study on indicators for assessing the impact of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. This consultation will feed into an evaluation process of the Framework Convention's impact in its State Parties.
The consultation process was launched in Strasbourg during the conference to mark the 10th anniversary of the Coinvention’s entry into force, held on 9 -10 October 2008. The aim of the study is to identify indicators that would help to review the impact of the Convention in the legislative and political environment as well as in the field of the judiciary. In order to produce as complete a study as possible, it is essential that those interested and, in particular, persons belonging to national minorities, comment on the text. Umbrella organisations and federations of associations of minorities are kindly invited to forward the message to their members.
Those interested are invited to convey their comments and proposals regarding the study or its selected sections not later than 31 March 2009 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The draft study is available on the following web sites:
http://www.eurac.edu/fcnm.consultation and http://www.coe.int/minorities.