The Institute for European Politics and Reforms (Moldova) in partnership with Institute of World Policy organized the round table “Minorities and the construction of inclusive society: Moldova, Ukraine and international practice” in Chisinau on the 23-24 November.On 23rd November, Ukrainian and Moldova experts had a discussion about a situation with integration of national minorities in social and political life of both countries in a format of working-seminar.
Ukrainian delegation was presented by Nalalia Belizer, Pylyp Orlyk Institute for Democracy, Julia Tyshchenko, Head of program for civil society development, Ukrainian Institute for Political Researches, Julia Serbina, Ukrainian peacekeeping school, Olena Zakharova, Analytics and External Relations Officer ICPS, Leonid Litra, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of World Policy and Daria Gaidai, Researcher at the Institute of World Policy.
On 24th November, national minorities issues were discussed by the high-level paticipants of the round-table. In overall, more than 60 experts, diplomats, cabinet of minister’s officials, journalists took part in the event. The second day of discussion began with opening remarks by Pirkka Tapiola, the Head of the European Union Delegation to Moldova, Ulrike Knotz, Ambassador of Germany in Moldova, Ambassador Michael Scanlan, Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova and Leonid Litra, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of World Policy.
Earlier discussion about protection and integration of national minorities in Moldova and Ukraine was on 26-27 August in Kyiv this year.
The project is supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.