About the workshopREGISTRATION

In collaboration with the Central European Initiative and Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest, in agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, the Antall József Knowledge Centre organizes a workshop entitled Are Minority Rights Majority Interests? Minority Quest in the Balkans and Eastern Europe in the Light of European Integration for the young talented university students or researchers.

Launching this particular event perfectly fits into the profile of the Knowledge Centre, since our institution finds it of crucial importance to help educated young people, especially from the field of political and social sciences, to manage themselves on the road of becoming more professional.

The goals of the project

The aim of this workshop is twofold. Beyond the above mentioned intention of further nurturing professionalism in the educated youth of the Central European area, our institution, with this workshop, seeks to offer solutions to the divisions – which are cultural, linguistic, ethnic and religious in nature – Central Europe had faced during its history.

For these purposes, the 17 participants – who come from 17 countries of the Central European Initiative; that is, Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine – are going to discuss, in the form of coordinated debates, the minority issues of the Balkans and Eastern Europe. Italian, Catalan, Scottish and Welsh professors are invited to modearate the discussion and to broaden the Central European point of view.

The tasks of the participants

Each of the participants are asked to participate in the workshop and discuss the minority regulations and the prospects for the European integration of their home countries.

After the closure of the workshop, students are going to summarize their thoughts in an Action Plan to provide the participating countries with creative and innovative suggestions for regional development, and to provide university students with good impressions and ideas that they can take away with them to their countries and universities.