Cornwall: Federal Union of European Nationalities demands active language policy from the EU-Commission

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Tue Jan 29 15:01:50 UTC 2008

FUEN demands active language policy from the EU-Commission

Three Members of the European Parliament - Michl Ebner, Kinga Gal und
Hubert Pirker - have addressed the EU-Commissioner for
multilingualism, Leonard Orban, with enquiries referring to the FUEN
language resolution from Tallinn.

Read the questions and the answer from the Commissoner
Read the evaluation by FUEN-Vice-president Martha Stocker, responsible
for the language area within the FUEN-Board

FUEN desires Sub-committee for minority questions within the NGO's
work in the Council of Europe In a letter to the chairman of the
INGO-co-operation of the Council of Europe, Annelise Oeschger,
FUEN-President Hans Heinrich Hansen emphasises the importance of the
minority work within the Council of Europe. Read more about the work
of the Council of Europe and the INGO's

FUEN establishes language network - Bozen agrees to finance

The FUEN presented the plans for a European language network in South
Tyrol, which is to support particularly the small- and smallest
languages of Europe. With the motto "Learning from the smallest" an
application to the EU-Commission will be handed in. The Provincial
Prime Minister of South Tyrol declared himself prepared to co-finance
the network substantially. Fundamental Rights Agency now includes
minority focus The work programme of the new European Agency for
Fundamental Rights in Vienna was lacking any sort of reference to the
autochthonous minorities and linguistic diversity in their draft from
the EU-Commission. The presidents of the FUEN and the YEN have
addressed the European Parliament in a letter.

Read more about the Fundamental Rights Agency

New FUEN internet portal opened In co-operation with the German Home
Office the FUEN has opened an internet portal. The portal communicates
information about German minorities and populations in 24 states in
Europe and Central Asia. The extension of an overview of further
non-German European minorities is planned.

Read more about the internet portal

Summit meeting between the FUEN and the EBLUL

The Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN) and the European
Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages (EBLUL) met for a "Summit meeting".
The dialogue centered on possible co-operations between the two
European umbrella organisations - particularly within language
promotion and language policy.

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