Published: 2017/06/02 10:45
On 3 February 2017, the meeting for the establishment of the Coordination of Councils of National Minorities was held at the Great Hall of Brod-Posavina County.
The meeting was attended by the presidents and deputies of Serbian and Roma Councils from Brod-Posavina County, presidents and deputies of City Councils of Roma and Serbian minorities from the city of Slavonski Brod and the city of Nova Gradiska, presidents of municipal councils of Serbian national minority from Okucani and Stara Gradiska and elected representatives of Albanian and Ukrainian national minority in Brod-Posavina County and Slavonski Brod. In addition to members of national minorities, the meeting was attended by members of the Committee for Human Rights and National Minorities of Brod-Posavina County.
During the meeting, participants were presented with the conclusions of the last preparatory meeting and with the draft of the agreement on the establishment of the Coordination. Introductory presentations were followed by a discussion on the necessity of the establishment of the Coordination of national minorities and its function. Sources of financing and representation of Coordination in public were also discussed. All participants welcomed the idea of establishment of Coordination in our county and concluded that it was necessary to hold another meeting during which an agreement on the establishment of the Coordination would be formally signed in the presence of the media.
The meeting for the establishment of the Coordination of Councils of National Minorities was organized by ILC in collaboration with project partners - HILS from Osijek, Brod-Posavina County and the Network of Roma associations in Croatia within the project "Legal inclusion and sustainable integration of Roma in Croatia", which is financed by the European Union program IPA 2012 "Strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations to ensure the effective implementation of EU standards in the realization of human rights" and co-financed by the Office for CSOs, Government of Republic of Croatia.