Minority Rights in the EU


Who is behind this?

Edvard Tomak

Serbian Democratic Forum



Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Minorities are the wealth of the EU.Only a free and conscious minority, can contribute to the betterment of the EU.

Where will your idea take place?

Zagreb, Croatia, Areas of the Special State’s concern - ASSC

Why does Europe need your idea?

Europe is a mosaic of peoples. All European nations and national minorities should participate in building a better and more beautiful Europe.
National minorities should get their rights to realize their potential.
The integration of Serbian minority in Croatia creates a better Croatia.
Happier, freer, Serbian community in Croatia, creates better EU.

What is your impact?

Main goal is full implementation of Constitutional Law about Rights of National Minorities (CLRNM)
The project wants to increase the level of reintegration of Serb national minority in Croatian society, sub-goals:
1. Determinate exact indicators regarding realization of the Constitutional Law about Rights of National Minorities (Articles 2, 3, 4, and 7) – CLRNM) and European Council “Framework Convention on National Minorities” (Articles 4 and 15) in Areas of Special State Concern (ASSC)
2. Anticipate implementation and stimulate improvements of CLRNM
3. Encourage sustainable refugee return
4. Bring the issue of right to work and participation of minorities in focus of interest of public and those civic society actors that can influence on its resolving

How do you get there?

1. Research – there are no researches that involve this issue
2. Analyze – obtained data will be analyzed by experts involved in this issue
3. Advocacy – few previous actions are base of the advocacy activity
- Lobbying – Besides presentation at round table, the results of analyzes and suggestions would be presented to the institutions and organizations
- Public Relations –Strong and qualitative public presence is one of the prerequisites for the success of the project. Therefore, SDF will pay most attention to the strong media coverage. The project foresees following types of public appearances: Roundtables will announced in advance, and SDF will try to assure qualitative media coverage; A brochure will be printed in 300 copies, widely distributed

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?


What makes your idea stand apart?


€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 57600,-

Total budget

Major expenses




Idea created on April 10, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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