Minority SafePack – One million signatures for diversity in Europe
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In the European Union there are

about 50 million people

who belong to a national minority or a
minority language community.

THIS IS ONE OF EUROPE’S BEST KEPT SECRETS

They make a strong contribution to the linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe. Together with other Europeans they want to define the future of Europe; a future in which not only large languages or dominant cultures, but also minorities are taken into account. Therefore they want protection and support for the preservation of their identity. This is what the Minority SafePack Initiative calls for.
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Minorities make Europe richer!

Sign the petition and help provide a better future for the national
minorities and language communities of Europe!

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The rights of the national and linguistic minorities are not always respected. In many cases their language and culture is endangered. These communities want to have the chance to live their life according to their own traditions. If we want to maintain a diverse Europe, the time has come to support and to promote their values too.

The Minority SafePack Initiative does not want to take anything from the majority communities or from Europe. It simply wants to make it more diverse with their languages and cultures.

Sign the petition and make the European Union a place where every person belonging to a national minority or a language group can feel at home!

STOP LANGUAGES IN EUROPE
FROM BECOMING EXTINCT!

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CULTURES ARE EQUAL

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LANGUAGE EQUALITY

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AT HOME IN OUR REGION

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FREE PASSAGE OF
AUDIOVISUAL CONTENT

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RIGHTS FOR STATELESS PEOPLE!

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FAQ

1. What is a European Citizens’ Initiative?

The European Citizens’ Initiative is an instrument of direct democracy that was introduced by the European Union in 2012. If more than one million European citizens from at least seven Member States support an initiative proposed by a group of citizens, the European Commission must engage in the proposal.

2. What does the Minority SafePack Initiative mean?

It is a package of law proposals for the safety of the national minorities, a set of EU legal acts that enable the promotion of minority rights, language rights, and the protection of their cultures. In short, it sums up our main objectives: safety for minorities and legislative package for minorities.

3. Why support the Minority SafePack Initiative?

The motto of the European Union is “In varietate concordia – United in diversity”. The purpose of the Minority SafePack Initiative is to encourage the European Union to live up to its motto and to improve the protection of people belonging to national and linguistic minorities and strengthen cultural and linguistic diversity in the Union. The European Union has ignored these requests too often in the past, and has left the minority issues to be dealt with on a Member State level, or by other international organisations.

4. What do we want?

We want the European Union to take responsibility and become a genuine promoter of cultural and linguistic diversity across Europe. We want the Copenhagen Criteria on protecting the rights of minorities to be observed also by the Member States of the EU.

5. What do we propose?

The Minority SafePack Initiative includes eleven original proposals, nine of which were registered by the European Commission:

  1. EU-Recommendation for the protection and promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity
  2. Funding programmes for small linguistic communities,
  3. The creation of a Language Diversity Centre
  4. The objectives of EU’s regional development funds to include the protection of national minorities and the promotion of cultural and linguistic diversity
  5. Research about the added value of minorities to our societies and Europe
  6. Approximating equality for stateless minorities e.g. Roma
  7. A single European copyright law, so that services and broadcast can be enjoyed in the mother tongue
  8. Freedom of service and reception of audio-visual content in the minority regions
  9. Block exemption of regional (state) support for minority culture, media and cultural heritage conservation.

6. What do I support by signing the Minority SafePack Initiative?

By signing for our initiative, you show the European Union that you would like it to strengthen cultural and linguistic diversity and minority rights.

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