In collaboration with EURAC Research based in Bozen/Bolzano (It) the Convivenza Foundation is conducting a survey with over 20 small peoples without their own state in Europe. The  goal of the study is a general assessment of the situation of the minorities and should identify proven strategies for preserving linguistic and cultural identity as well as point out deficits and urgent needs that are essential for survival. The evaluation of the questionnaires is under way and will be published at the Convivenza website at the end of the year 2020.

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Convivenza is organising a seminar for small, autochthonous peoples without their own state from April 21 to 24 2021 in Müstair, Canton of Grisons, Switzerland.

The seminar is held under the patronage of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe as well as co-sponsored by the Swiss Federal Government and the Cantonal Government of Grisons.




This event has been postponed till further notice - we thank you for your understanding!

Lecture given by Ambassador Baron Dr. Johann Swinnen about «The Rwandan genocide, 25 years later: what we do know and what we still do not know».

In collaboration with the Alliance Française de Berne.

April 21 2020, at 7.00pm
At the Schulwarte Bern, Helvetia Platz in Berne

Invitation to the lecture




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