ECMI Newsletter No. 10, January 2002


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ECMI Newsletter No. 10, January 2002


Dear Subscriber,

Welcome to the tenth issue of the ECMI Newsletter, and thank you for
your interest.


TOPICS

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1. Activities
2. Upcoming ECMI Conferences and Activities
3. New ECMI Publications
4. External Publications
5. ECMI Electronic Map of Ethnopolitical Conflict -
   Macedonia
6. New acquisitions of the ECMI Library
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1. Activities
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ECMI Book Launch: "Living Together: The Minorities in the
German-Danish Border Regions", Kompanietor. December 13.

ECMI Project "Power-Sharing in Bosnia-Herzegovina". 
Third Workshop. This workshop analysed policy and implementation of
Annex 8 of the Dayton peace accords - protection of monuments.
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. December 15.

Official Launch of the "ECMI Regional NGO Centers" and the "ECMI NGO
Network for the Improvement of Interethnic Relations in the Republic
of Macedonia", Skopje, Macedonia. December 17-18.

http://www.ecmi.de/doc/events.html

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2. Upcoming ECMI Conferences and Activities
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ECMI Montenegro Negotiation and Capacity Building Project, second
meeting, "Freedom of Movement in the Serbia-Montenegro Border Region".
The workshop will discuss the freedom of movement for people and for
goods in two separate sessions. A short backgrounder paper,
distributed to the participants before the event, will guide the
discussions and will be presented by the author in the beginning of
the workshop. Each of the two sessions will be divided into blocks.
The aim of the discussions in the first part is to identify key
problems within each subset of the overall topic. The second part aims
at gathering the different positions and proposals on the issue. The
concluding session seeks to build a consensus leading to policy
recommendations in areas of possible joint interest. Budva,
Montenegro. January 25.

Presentation of ECMI to a group of teachers from the Danish Hoejskolen
Loegumkloster. Kompanietor. 30 January.

http://www.ecmi.de/doc/events.html

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3. New ECMI Publications
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Please remember that all ECMI publications can be ordered 
and/or downloaded from the ECMI website at:
http://www.ecmi.de/doc/public_list.html

ECMI Report #18
Poleshchuk, Vadim:
Social Dimension of Integration in Estonia and Minority Education in
Latvia. ECMI Workshops 'Social Dimension of Integration in Estonia'
19-21 October 2001, Pärnu, Estonia and 'Prospects of Minority
Education in Latvia' 1-4 November 2001, Daugavpils, Latvia. Flensburg:
European Centre for Minority Issues, December 2001, 32 pp.

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4. External Publications
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Daftary, Farimah. "Conflict resolution in FYR Macedonia:
Power-sharing or the 'civic approach'?" In: Helsinki Monitor,
Vol. 12, No. 4, 2001, p. 291-312.

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5. ECMI Electronic Map of Ethnopolitical Conflict -
   Macedonia
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http://www.ecmi.de/emap/mk.html

The Macedonia entry of the ECMI Electronic Map of Ethnopolitical
Conflict is well underway. Detailed information on background,
statistics, current situation and international response, bibliography
and links to further resources can be found here.

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6. New acquisitions of the ECMI Library
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Ackerman, Alice. Making peace prevail: Preventing violent conflict in
Macedonia. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1999.

The author offers the first in-depth account of how Macedonia, one of
the few examples of successful preventive diplomacy, held onto peace
during the violent breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. The author
furthers the understanding of the challenge of conflict prevention in
multiethnic and newly democratized societies. She also provides a
framework of analysis that underscores the 'art of conflict
prevention'.

Open Society Institute. Monitoring the EU Accession Process: Minority
protection. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2001.

The Open Society Institute's EU Accession Monitoring Program has
produced this detailed report on minority protection, an issue of
central importance to the political criteria relating to EU
enlargement. It ought to be a priority for the European and EU member
states to satisfy the political criteria with respect to minority
protection. At the same time, candidate State governments must
demonstrate their determination to the process by developing and
implementing sound minority rights policies. Minorities and other
representatives of civil society should be meaningfully engaged in the
development, implementation and evaluation of these policies.


We hope you have enjoyed this tenth issue of the ECMI Newsletter, and
that you will remember to tell interested colleagues about it.

If you have any comments or suggestions for improvement of this
newsletter, please kindly contact Wes McKinney at:  mckinney@ecmi.de.


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