GREEK COMMITTEE OF THE EUROPEAN
BUREAU FOR LESSER USED LANGUAGES
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INFORMATION BULLETIN, OCTOBER
2002, NUMBER 1
On 26 January 2002 a meeting was arranged in
Thessaloniki by the European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages for
representatives of the linguistic minorities of Greece.
This historic meeting ended with a decision to create the Greek Committee of the
European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages, in other words a committee of the
Greek Section of the EBLUL.
The membership of the Greek Committee of the
EBLUL will be as follows:
Athanasios Parisis (Member of the Centre for Macedonian Culture)
Sotirios Bletsas (President of the Society for Aroumounic [Vlach] Culture)
Ibram Onsunoglu (Member of the Turkish Minority Movement for Human and Minority
Petros Kazias (Member of the Centre for Macedonian Culture)
Georgios Tsamitros (Member of the Society for Aroumounic [Vlach] Culture)
Abdulhalim Dede (Member of the Turkish Minority Movement for Human and Minority
The objectives of the Greek Committee of the
EBLUL are clearly set out in its charter:
- To preserve and promote the minority
languages of Greece, specifically the Aroumounic (Vlach), Macedonian, Pomak
and Turkish languages.
- To seek the introduction of the minority
languages into the Greek educational system, in those regions where these
languages are spoken.
- To endeavour to preserve and promote the
cultures of the aforesaid minority languages.
The Greek Committee of the European Bureau for
Lesser Used Languages, in association with the Brussels Central Bureau, under
the aegis and with the funding of the European Union, will endeavour to realise
in tangible form its philosophy, namely the need to save and promote a peaceful
and multicultural United Europe.