2012 assessing accession Research Symposium seeks to address many of the past, present and future experiences of minorities (national, ethnic, linguistic etc) and the states within which they reside, as well as the development of policy and other approaches to deal with minority questions at the national and supranational level in the years following the EU's eastern enlargement. Papers to be presented at the symposium focus on a range of issues including: Russian communities in the Baltic States; Roma affairs; kin-national or nation state policies; institutional matters (e.g. FRA, European Parliament, Commission); migration and experiences of CEE communities in Western Europe; minority issues in EU Neighbourhood Policy and minority language policies.
Keynote speaker for symposium is Professor George Schöpflin, MEP for Hungary and formerly Jean Monnet Professor of Politics, University College London.
Programme of the symposium can be downloaded here: http://ceurus.ut.ee/conferences/assessing-accession-symposium/