Convergence in European Policy Making
What Do Article 15 (FCNM) and the EU Regional Policy Have in Common?
Author(s): Tove H Malloy
Publisher(s): European Center for Minority Issues (ECMI), Flensburg, Germany
Date of publication: Dec 2010
Issue number: 23
Series: ECMI Issue Briefs
Description: This paper argues that opportunities for minority empowerment through democratic participation may be found in the EU economic instruments for regional development. But in taking this step towards empowering members of minorities, a number of issues regarding the tool kit of concepts needed to make this process democratic arise. Participatory citizenship, social capital, de-essentialized intercultural dialogue, de-anachronized kin-state relations are among the issues relevant for a well stocked toolkit.General note: © 2010 European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI)