Working Group of
Slavic minorities

Slavic Minorities
Slovanske manjšine
Mniejszości Slowiańskie
Славянские меньшинства
Slovanské menšiny
Slavenske manjine

The police tracked down the perpetrators of the smearings in Carinthia / Koroška


After the Slovenian names were sprayed over with black paint on bilingual town-signs in Carinthia / Koroška several times in January, the police have now succeeded in investigating two young men from Klagenfurt / Celovec as the perpetrators, as reported by ORF.


Slovenian minority in Italy addresses the new Prime Minister


The Presidents of the Slovenian Cultural and Business Association (SKGZ) and the Council of Slovenian Organizations (SSO) Ksenija Dobrila and Walter Bandelj sent a letter to the new Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, in which they congratulated him on his appointment and reffered to open questions of the Slovenian minority in Italy.


100 anniversary of border setting in Burgenland / Gradišće


On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Burgenland / Gradišće, historian Michael Schreiber from Nikitsch / Filež has compiled a series for the Croatian editorial staff of ORF Burgenland / Gradišće. Every Monday in the show "Kulturni tajedan" (Culture Week), on Radio Burgenland / Gradišće at 6:15 pm, you can hear part of the series.


International Mother Language Day


There are over 7000 languages in the world, including over 20 Slavic, with almost 400 million speakers. On International Mother Language Day, AGSM member organizations spoke out in favor of strengthening their languages. Here is a summary in English and in the respective native languages.


AGSM receives "Ilinden" Prize


The Working Group of Slavic Minorities receives this year's Ilinden Prize because with its "commitment it has contributed to the improvement and dissemination of knowledge about the life, history, culture and preservation of the Macedonian ethnic group in Albania."


Several bilingual town signs in Carinthia / Koroška smeared


During the night from Saturday to Sunday (January 17th, 2021) strangers smeared the bilingual town signs of Bleiburg / Pliberk. The Slovenian name “Pliberk” was made unrecognizable in black on two tablets. Angelika Mlinar, spokeswoman for the AGSM, condemns the act and calls for the case to be clarified quickly and the perpetrators to be punished.


74. Croatian Ball in Vienna - Hrvatski Bal


Because the Vienna Croatian Ball cannot take place in the usual form this year, it will be available as an online event that you can follow on Saturday, 23rd January 2021 from 8:00 p.m. via the Hrvatski centar / Croatian Center's YouTube channel.


FUEN and AGSM appeal for donations in Croatia after deadly earthquakes


On December 28th and 29th, two earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.2 and 6.4 struck central Croatia, killing seven people and injuring more than 20. Hundreds of homes were destroyed: in the middle of winter and during the holidays, families have become homeless.


Happy Holidays and a joyful 2021!


The AGSM and FUEN wish you happy and healthy holidays and joyful 2021! Read further wishes in slavic languages.


Domowina-Vorsitzender Statnik schreibt an Präsidentin der EU-Kommission – jetzt Bürgerinitiative für Vielfalt umsetzen!


Dawid Statnik, Vorsitzender der Domowina, hat sich als derzeit amtierender Vorsitzender des Minderheitenrates der vier autochthonen nationalen Minderheiten und Volksgruppen Deutschlands, der Lausitzer Sorben, der Dänen in Südschleswig, der Deutschen Sinti und Roma und der Friesen, mit einem Brief an die Präsidentin der EU-Kommission, Ursula von der Leyen, gewandt.


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