February 15, 2011

Local authorities will deal with xenophobia in the Bukovina region

The Chairman of Chernivtsi regional State administration Mikhail Papiev signed an order, approving the plan of action to combat xenophobia, racial and ethnic discrimination in the region during 2011.

This was reported in the Chernivtsi Regional State Administration.

This decree foresees the possibility of enhancing informational and educational work, carrying out meetings with public organization representatives of national minorities in schools, conducting book exhibitions in the school libraries, conducting meetings, educational talks and other events that are aimed at building tolerance, respect for culture, history, language, traditions and customs.

This also foresees the possibility of carrying out meetings with representatives of national minorities, with chairmen of national cultural societies to identify problematic issues, related to prevention of crime, racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism and ways to address them.

Moreover, to ensure the resilience of xenophobic, racial and ethnic discrimination in the region, it is planned during this year to conduct a series of cultural events with the participation of ethnic minorities living in the territory of Bukovina to promote national cultures, traditions and customs.

In the Chernivtsi region live more than 70 different nationalities.