European Network

European Network


The largest umbrella organisation for European minorities is constantly growing.

FUEN maintains a large network and contacts to the European minorities and their organisations, to policymakers, scientific institutions, youth organisations, media, cultural and educational institutions and other partners. It supports such projects as the joint project of the European minority theatres and the creation of a European museum network.

FUEN sees itself as a community based on solidarity. The situation, needs and challenges faced by the individual minorities in Europe are varied. There are exemplary models of protection and support for minorities, but there are also states that still deny the existence of their autochthonous minorities. The European minorities demand more voice and in uence in the regions, the nation states and on the European level.

In collaboration with its members, FUEN stages many events with a European dimension. Worthy of particular mention here are the EUROPEADA – the European Football Championship of the Minorities, which will be held for the fourth time in 2020 – and the annual meeting of the Slavic, Turkic and German minorities.

FUEN Member Organisations



Youth of European Nationalities YEN

European Centre for Minority Issues ECMI

Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity (NPLD)

Mercator Network

Think Tank Magma

Minority Rights Group

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation UNPO

Society for Threatened Peoples

European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

Council of Europe

INGO Conference

High Commissioner on National Minorities

CONGO (Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations)

European Roma and Travellers Forum

Minority Dailies Association MIDAS

Liet International

Institut Culturel de Bretagne

Comitato unitario delle isole linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien


  • Political Participation
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Linguistic Diversity
  • Solidarity with the Roma
  • European Citizens' Initiative
  • European Network
  • Forum of the European Minorities / House of Minorities


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