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Forum Eastern Europe

International Research Group

Ottawa, Canada
88 Bowhill Avenue, Nepean, Ontario, K2E 6S7
tel. (613) 224-3982
fax (613) 224-3199
e-mail:[email protected]

What is Forum Eastern Europe?
How does FEE accomplish its objectives?
Research and Publications
Workshops and seminars
Members of Forum Eastern Europe

What is Forum Eastern Europe?

Forum Eastern Europe is an independent, international and multidisciplinary research group involved in the study of selected aspects of the post-communist transition. FEE focuses primarily on the inter-related issues of nationalism, ethno- politics, ethnic conflict, human/minority rights, migration and democratic development in the region. In addition to conducting research, FEE seeks to promote inter-cultural understanding and respect for pluralism and human/minority rights in Central/ Eastern Europe. It attempts to create an international forum for, and facilitate a constructive intellectual exchange among social groups involved in haping ethnic relations in the region. Promoting such interaction is important because policy planners and policy makers, minority activists, minority and human rights NGOs, academics, journalists, members of the independent intelligentsia have rarely 0worked together to improve inter-ethnic relations.

How does FEE accomplish its objectives?

FEE seeks to popularize the experience of Canada and other multicultural democracies in managing ethnocultural diversity and conflict prevention. To achieve this objective FEE engages in the following three activities:

Members of Forum Eastern Europe

Forum Eastern Europe was established in 1994 by a group of Canadian and European scholars with a special research interest in, and first hand experience of the region. Based in Ottawa, Canada, it is headed by Dr. Magda Opalski and Dr. John Jaworsky. In 1995 a sister organization by the same name was established in Bratislava, Slovakia. It is headed by Dr. Silvia Mihalikova.

Members of Forum Eastern Europe include:

Footnote 1: published/organized jointly with the Canadian Human Rights Foundation

Footnote 2: organized jointly with the Center for Educational and Social Research "Baltic Insight" and the Latvian Center for Human Rights and Ethnic Studies (Riga, Latvia)

Footnote 3: organized jointly with the Pylyp Orlyk Institute for Democracy (Kyiv, Ukraine), the Institute for National Relations and Political Studies (Kyiv), and the Ministry of Justice in Ukraine

Footnote 4: published jointly with the Canadian Center for Foreign Policy Development (Ottawa, Canada)

Footnote 5: organized jointly with the UNESCO Chair of Human Rights, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Footnote 6: organized jointly with the Moscow Human Rights Center (Moscow, Russia)

Footnote 7: MINELRES is owned jointly by the following institutions: