A conference in Sofia on liberal politics in the realm of interethnic relations

On May 11, 2012 Grigorij Mesežnikov spoke at a workshop devoted to Liberal Policies on Diversity Management: Minorities and Societies in Central Eastern Europe, organized by the Faculty of Political Science a the New Bulgarian University in Sofia in cooperation with the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party (ELDR). The workshop was the second event taking place within a research project labelled The Liberal Parties in Central and Eastern Europe: Weakness and Potential.

In his lecture, IVO president spoke about the rarities of inter-ethnic relations and minority politics in Slovakia, the social-political role of the Hungarian and Roma ethnic minorities. In this context, he focused on the attitudes presented by the liberal political parties (VPN, DU, ANO, SaS) with respect to minority politics in the years 1990-2012. The conference saw a gathering of experts from Bulgaria, Poland, Slovakia and Germany.

Program of the event [PDF]

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