15-10-2020 09:00
ECI Hearing on ‘Minority Safepack - one million signatures for diversity in Europe’

Via videoconference and room Jòzsef Antall 4Q2 in the European Parliament in Brussels
Diversity & Equality
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The European Parliament held a public hearing on the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) entitled ‘Minority Safepack – one million signatures for diversity in Europe’ on 15 October from 9.00 to 13.00. Due to current COVID-19 constraints, the meeting was held partly remotely with limited physical presence in the room, but it was fully web-streamed for the public.

Having gathered the support of 1,123,422 signatories in 28 Member States, the organizers of this ECI had the opportunity to present their initiative in the presence of the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions.
The Hearing was co-organised by the Committees on Civil liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and on Culture and Education (CULT), in association with the Committee on Petitions (PETI). The hearing also invited Members of the REGI, ITRE, JURI and ECON Committees. The ECI covered a wide range of topics, going from "Equality and support to minority communities" to "Language, education, culture and audiovisual".