Within the 19th edition of the CEI International Summer School "Beyond Enlargement. The Wider Europe and the New Neighborhood" held on 2-15 September 2013 in Bertinoro, Forlì (Italy), CEI Secretary General, Ambassador Giovanni Caracciolo di Vietri participated in a workshop on "Managing Diversities. Democratic Challenges for a Plural Society on the Way to a European Citizenship" on 12-13 September.

The event focused in particular on: 1. Minorities and Majorities: Preventing measures against Bias and Policies of Integration; and 2. Minorities, Identities and Nation-States: Challenges and Opportunities for Reconciliation and Reconstructions of Historical Memories.

On that occasion, Amb. Caracciolo di Vietri strongly thanked the organizers for paying special attention to minority issues this year, especially in view of the intention of the CEI Secretariat to support an evaluation of the CEI Instrument for the Protection of Minority Rights and of eventually producing an updated edition of the book on “Minorities and the Central European Initiative”.

The Summer School's Programme is available here

The CEI Secretary General’s full speech is available here.