"Civil Society Dialogue"
Together we discussed among other topics the following questions:
- What makes the German-Danish border region special in terms of minority issues?
- How can different ethnic minorities live together peacefully?
- Can the German-Danish border region be a model for other regions?
The participants learned more about kin-state minorities such as the German minority in Denmark and the Danish minority in Germany and non-kin state minorities such as the German Sinti and Roma and the North Frisian ethnic group. The aim of the seminar was to discuss the basis for a peaceful civil society dialogue between different groups of national minorities and the majority population. Exciting and lively discussions left many impressions that were taken home from the region.
Our first face-to-face seminar "Civil Society Dialogue - between minority and majority in the German-Danish border region" was held from 13th September to 17th September, 2021. At the Knivsberg in Northern Schleswig, 13 participants from different countries such as Latvia, Estonia or South Tyrol came together at our five-day program to introduce the most important actors in national minority policy of all participants to each other.