Political Participation

Political participation

Representation and dialogue on an equal footing

FUEN: advocate of minority interests with representation in Brussels and a Dialogue Forum at the Parliament.

FUEN works for the preservation and promotion of the identity, language, culture, rights and traditions of the European minorities. It stands for the active development of a European civil society in which the autochthonous, national minorities are involved.

For that reason the umbrella organisation of the European minorities represents their interests on the regional, national and in particular on the European level. FUEN is the stakeholder for minority issues at international organisations, in particular at the European Union and the Council of Europe and also at the United Nations and the OSCE. FUEN has participatory status at the Council of Europe and consultative status at the United Nations.

Together with Members of the European Parliament, FUEN established the European Dialogue Forum. Its objective is to establish a dialogue and contact body for the interests of the minorities directly at the European Parliament.

Members of the FUEN European Dialogue Forum 2019-2022

Contact: dialogforum@fuen.org 

Mr Loránt Vincze, President  of the Federal Union of European Nationalities, Romania
Ms Giuanna Beeli, President of the Youth of European Nationalities (YEN), Switzerland
Ms Pia Šlogar, Youth of European Nationalities, Poland
Mr Jens A. Christiansen, South Schleswig Association (SSF), Germany
Mr Sterica Fudulea, Arman Community in Romania (Fara Armãneascã dit România), Romania
Mr Bernard Gaida, Association of German Social Cultural Societies in Poland (VDG), Poland
Mr Dávid Nagy, Party of the Hungarian Community (MKP), Slovakia
Ms Tanja Novotni Golubić, Coordination Council and Representatives of the Czech minority, Croatia
Mr Gusen Shakhpazov, Federal Lezghin National and Cultural Autonomy (FLNCA) Russia
Ms Dóra Emese Szilágyi, Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (RMDSZ), Romania


Read about the Minority SafePack Initiative

Read about the Programmatic Declaration of FUEN

May 2016
The Assembly of Delegates elects a new Dialogue Forum at the FUEN Congress 2016 in Wroclaw.

September 2015
OSCE Annual Human Rights Conference in Warsaw
FUEN attended the first plenary session of the European Parliament after the summer break

June 2015
FUEN Presents itself, the outcomes of FUEN Congress in Greece and its plans for the coming year at the European Parliament 

Speech Hans Heinrich Hansen

April 2015
European People's Party organises hearing on minorities in the European Parliament

March 2015
FUEN meets European Commissioner Tibor Navracsics in Brussels

November 2014
Vice President Timmermans of the European Commission has meeting with FUEN









  • 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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