Project – SIMPLE

Client: IPA Adriatic CBC Programme
Period: 2011-2013

Partners: Abruzzo Region (IT), lead partner; Istarska Županija (HR); Municipality of Durres (AL); Ministarstvo za ljudska i manjinska prava Crne Gore (Ministry for Human and Minority Rights of Montenegro (ME); Progetti Sociali srl. (IT); Instituti per Bashkepunim dhe Zhvillim (Cooperation and Development Institute) (AL); Italian Union of  Capodistria-Koper (SI); Italian Union of  Fiume-Rijeka (HR); ISIG-Institute of International Sociology of Gorizia (IT)

Descrizione: The overall objective of the project is to elaborate joint strategies and approaches in the Adriatic Countries for the promotion of the equality and non-discrimination culture, as a basic value for the peaceful coexistence of all citizens, without distinction of race, religion and ethnic origin.

In the framework of the project, ISIG develops cross-border, cross-sectoral research activities aimed at: 1) describing the state of the art on the existing legislative framework on ethnic minority rights/protection/promotion in the Adriatic area and their effective application; 2) analysing the ethnic groups in terms of self-representation and majority-minority relations; 3) identifying the role of ethnic minorities in shaping interstate relation in the Adriatic area. The specific objective is to provide the necessary tools for the elaboration of the Adriatic Action Plan for promoting and enhancing the minority groups and for the establishment of the Adriatic Permanent Observatory on Minority Communities, based in Istria.