February 2012

- 27 February 2012, Zagreb: Representative of the Center for Peace – Vukovar, Mr. Branislav Tekić, attended the public presentation of the second extended study of the sustainable return of refugees "Minority Return to Croatia - Study of an Open Process", commissioned by the UNHCR from the sociologist professor Mr. Milan Mesić and Mr. Dragan Bagić, from the Department of Sociology, University of Zagreb. The first research on the topic was conducted by the same authors in 2006.

- 21-22 February 2012, Bolzano/Bozen (Italy): Member of the Center for Peace – Vukovar, Mr. Ljubomir Mikić, participated in the Consultation Seminar on the First Draft Thematic Commentary of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities on Linguistic Rights of Persons Belonging to National Minorities. Consultations were meant to ensure that the views of minority representatives and experts are adequately taken into account and to provide a platform for discussions on highly significant issues related to the use of official and minority languages in today's multicultural societies that can then be reflected upon by the Advisory Committee, prior to the adoption of the Commentary in May of 2012. Seminar was jointly organized by the CoE Secretariat of the FCNM and the European Academy of Bolzano (EURAC).