International Conference on governance, participation and diversity


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Subject: International Conference on governance, participation and diversity 

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International Conference on governance, participation and
diversity 



Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
High Commissioner on National Minorities  - Office for Democratic
Institutions and Human Rights
________________________________________________________________________

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
"GOVERNANCE AND PARTICIPATION: INTEGRATING DIVERSITY"
18-20 October 1998
Locarno, Switzerland
 
INFORMATION FOR THE PRESS #1

The Office of the High Commissioner on National Minorities and the
Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights would like to
communicate the following information to interested media
representatives:
 
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
"GOVERNANCE AND PARTICIPATION: INTEGRATING DIVERSITY"
18-20 October 1998
Locarno, Switzerland
 
The international Conference on the subject "Governance and
Participation: Integrating Diversity" will be hosted by the Government
of Switzerland in Locarno. The Conference will be opened by H.E. Mr
Flavio Cotti, President of the Swiss Confederation.

The Conference is being co-organized, and will be co-chaired, by H.E.
Mr. Max van der Stoel, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities,
and H.E. Amb. Gerard Stoudman, Director of the Office for Democratic
Institutions and Human Rights.
 
High-ranking representatives from all OSCE Participating States are
being invited to participate, together with representatives of various
international organizations including the Council of Europe, the
European Commission, OECD, EBRD, the World Bank, the United Nations
and its relevant agencies.
 
The provisional Agenda, indicating inter alia the key-note speakers on
the different subjects, is herewith attached.
 
The opening session on 18 October 1998 will be open to the press. 
Shortly after the closing session of the Conference, H.E. Mr. Max van
der Stoel and H.E. Amb. Stoudman will give a Press Conference.  A
press desk will function throughout the Conference, starting from
10.00 h on 18 October 1998.
 
Additional information will be distributed by 8 October 1998.
 
Interested media representatives are kindly asked to notify their
intention to cover the event and to participate in the Press
Conference to Mr. Stefan Vassilev at tel.: +31-70-312.55.00, fax:
+31-70-363.59.10, or E-mail: hcnm@hcnm.org  Please include your name,
media affiliation and preferences (e.g. presence at the opening
session and/or Press Conference, separate interviews with chairmen or
participants).
 
 

GOVERNANCE AND PARTICIPATION: INTEGRATING DIVERSITY
18-20 October 1998
 
PROVISIONAL AGENDA
18 October, Sunday
16:00-17:45     Opening Addresses
(President Flavio Cotti, Mr. Max van der Stoel, Amb. Gerard Stoudman)
 
18:00           Reception offered by the Municipal Council of Locarno
 
19 October, Monday
09:30-11:00     "Good Governance: Notions and Forms": Prof. Vernon
Bogdanor (British) & Amb. Prof. Danilo Turk (Slovene)
 
11:00-11:30     Coffee
 
11:30-13:00     "Effective Participation through Elections": Dr.
Andrew Reynolds (British)
"Effective Participation through Advisory and Consultative Bodies and
Dialogue Mechanisms": Dr. Fernand de Varennes (Canadian)
 
13:00-15:00     Lunch
 
15:00-16:15     "Good Governance: Implications": Prof. Rein Mullersen
(Estonian) & Mr. Tom Price (American)
 
16:15-16:45     Coffee
 
16:45-18:00     "Integrating Diversity: Effective Policies and
Programmes": Dr. Miquel Strubell (Spanish/Catalan) & Prof. Gyorgy
Szepe (Hungarian)
 
18:30           Dinner offered by the Swiss Foreign Ministry
 
20 October, Tuesday
09:00-10:15     "Education: Alternatives; Decentralization and
Participation; Public and Private": Mr. Diego Erba (Swiss)
 
10:15-10:45     Coffee
 
10:45-12:00     "Education: Primary, Secondary, Vocational and
Tertiary": Dr. Robb Cooper (American)
 
12:00-13:00     Concluding Session
 
13:00           Closing Lunch

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