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Group 1 national minorities and strategies to promote multicultural societies


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Group 1 national minorities and strategies to promote multicultural societies

  1. 1. National Minorities and strategies to promote multicultural societies Group: Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kirgizstan, Georgia
  2. 2. What is National Minority <ul><li>Non titular nation </li></ul><ul><li>New type of minorities: “newcomers” (labor migrants, religious minorities etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnic minorities settled in certain regions and presenting majority of the population (e.x. case) </li></ul><ul><li>Language minorities (linked to the ethnic minorities in certain countries) </li></ul><ul><li>Indigenous people (Crimean Tatars) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why protection is important? Problems and flashpoints <ul><li>Existing stereotypes and prejudices about each other </li></ul><ul><li>Discrimination </li></ul><ul><li>Policy towards integration of minorities are not elaborated </li></ul><ul><li>General social-economic problems (poverty) </li></ul><ul><li>Minority communities are not properly presented in political process (participation) </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Political context and Political instrumentalisation of minority issues </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of legal instruments for the promotion of minority </li></ul><ul><li>Assimilation and/or integration? </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual degradation </li></ul>
  5. 5. Strategies to promote multicultural societies <ul><li>Civic education </li></ul><ul><li>Political will </li></ul><ul><li>Legal framework in line with International Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement of creative approaches to promote multicultural societies </li></ul><ul><li>Media as a mean of promoting tolerance </li></ul><ul><li>Preservation of ethnic and cultural identity along with the social-economic integration </li></ul><ul><li>Civil monitoring of the processes(civil councils, etc) </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Global Networking (cooperation on international/bilateral or multilateral basis) </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening of state institutions to promote minority protections (strengthening Ombudsmen offices for example, special commissionaire for minority rights) </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment of existing programs (international and domestic , review process , review of the indicators in development process) </li></ul><ul><li>Create need for promoting and stressing minority issues </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement of creative methods and new actors are involved in the promotion of multicultural societies </li></ul><ul><li>Opening space for debates (the role of media, public broadcasting ) </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>THANK YOU! </li></ul><ul><li>Love, Peace and Friedrich’n’Naumann ! </li></ul>