Entries by Britta Taestensen

MINORITY MESSENGERS

Would you like to visit other minorities? Meet new friends? Learn something new? Join YEN’s activities in 2018 and become a Minority Messenger! How does this work? You will get a training with nice and interesting people all over the Europe to develop the project during the Kick-off event “Message in the Bottle” in Switzerland from 11th till 18th of February. Presentation […]

Christmas in Nordschleswig

That the German and Danish borderland is a melting pot of Danish and German culture, is particularly visible at traditional events such as Christmas. This is the case with my family as well. Before noon on Christmas day, my family and I are always visited by my grandparents, with whom we enjoy a small “julefrokost” […]

Resolution on key issues concerning European Youth

Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organizations1, Phiren Amenca2, Voices of Young Refugees in Europe (VYRE)3 and Youth of European Nationalities (YEN)4 are European networks which together represent ethnic, national and language minorities, Roma and Sinti population, young refugees and volunteers. As we all have closely related target audiences and common aims, we have partnered to collaborate for the promotion […]

The Slovene Minority in Italy

At the official opening of the Kick-Off Seminar in Trst, Italy in February, we were lucky to enjoy the interesting speech of Ksenija Dobrila, a representative of the Slovene minority in Italy. The speech gives a very good picture of the situation of the Slovenes in Italy, thus we share it with you here. Enjoy! […]

New steps in the Minority Safepack Initiative

Minorities in Europe won a victory against the European Commission! The EU court judged that the Commission has to clearly define why they rejected the MSPI. Congratualtions to the citizens committee and the  Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN). You can read more about the initiative here: Minority SafePack Initiative  

What’s going on in Carinthia, Austria?

Source: FUEN www.fuen.org The reform of the Carinthian state constitution, which is one of the key priorities of the Carinthian state government consisting of the three coalition parties (SPÖ: Social Democrats – Prime Minister Kaiser, ÖVP: Conservatives – state party leader and Minister of Economy and Culture Benger, Die Grünen: Greens – Minister Rolf Holub) is […]

A journey through Gagauzia

Hello everyone and warm greetings from the very heart of Berlin! The last month I have done an internship at the office of YEN in Berlin and I am so glad about it. This was an exceptional opportunity not only to know the people, who are working on the problems and questions that move me, […]

YEN VIDEO COMPETITION

Call FOR VIDEOS: “Camera Obscura numerus minor” Dear Members! We are looking for creative producers who want to participate in the video project „Camera obscura numerus minor“. The project is made possible by the Minority Commissioner of the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein, Renate Schnack, as she donated the prize money of a prize for outstanding […]