Minority and Migrant Rights in Europe in the era of Populism: Boosting Benefits and Addressing Challenges

Seminar with Thorbjørn Jagland and Andreja Metelko Zgombić

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Time: Monday, 10 September 2018 13:00-15:00
Place: PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Minority and Migrant Rights in Europe in the era of Populism: Boosting Benefits and Addressing Challenges
From the PRIO seminar on 10 September 2018. Pictured (from left to right): Ana Perona-Fjeldstad; Henrik Urdal; Andreja Metelko Zgombić; Thorbjørn Jagland; Hrvoje Marušić. Photo: Georgina Berry / PRIO

​While Europe is struggling to find sustainable ways to address migration through the Mediterranean and to share responsibilities within, minority rights are under pressure across the continent.

The heightened tension requires strong and immediate political action, thus minority rights are among the core priorities of the current Croatian presidency of the Council of Europe.

The Croatian embassy in Oslo and PRIO are pleased to host a seminar on minority and migrant rights featuring Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe; and Andreja Metelko Zgombić, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Croatia as keynote speakers, followed by commentaries by three scholars and experts.

Programme:

​Introductions

​Henrik Urdal, PRIO Director

Hrvoje Marušić, Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to the Kingdom of Norway

Marianne Hagen, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Norway

​Keynote speeches

​Andreja Metelko Zgombić, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Croatia

Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General, Council of Europe

​Experts' views 

Snježana Prijić Samardžija, Rector, University of Rijeka

​Marta Bivand Erdal, Research Professor, PRIO

Ana Perona-Fjeldstad, Executive Director, European Wergeland Centre

​Panel discussion
and Q&A


​Closing remarks

​Henrik Urdal, PRIO Director


Doors open at 12.30 and the programme starts at 13.00 sharp.