A study visit and seminar on electoral rights of third country nationals, organized for 28 participants from 9 states of Central and Eastern EU, took place in Malmö – Sweden, between the 3rd of March and 5th of March 2014. Government, municipal and immigrants´ association representatives were invited by the Organization for Aid to Refugees and Malmö University to learn from the Swedish experience in including immigrants into public and political life.
The event, supported by the European Union, was a unique learning opportunity for Central and Eastern EU experts with a view to improve participation of immigrants in local election (Lithuania, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia) and in five states (Czech Republic, Latvia, Romania, Bulgaria and Poland) to brainstorm the idea of granting the electoral rights to third country nationals.
The Slovenian partner in the project Slovene Philanthropy invited Mr. Peter Bossman, mayor of the municipality of Piran and a representative of the Serbian Cultural Centre Danilo Kiš, Mr. Ognjen Radivojević.
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