Federation of European Circassians
Member of European Parliament
"Circassian Day" in the European Parliament
Past, Present and Future of the Circassians
Cem ÖZDEMIR,Member of the European Parliament, The Greens/EFA
AdmiralDASDEMIR, President of the Federation of European Circassians
Moderator: Zeynel A. BESLENEY, Ph.D.,The School of Slavonic Studies,University College London, UK
11:20 Part I:"Who are the Circassians?"
John COLARUSSO, Ph.D.,Professor, Department ofAnthropology and Department of Linguistics and Languages, McMaster University, Canada
11:30 Part II:"Preservation and Promotion of the Circassian Language"
Leonard ORBAN, EU Commissioner for Multilingualism
TheTreasure that is the Circassian Language
12:20 Part III:"History of the Circassians - and a Look to the Future"
Geopolitical features of Circassia throughout history andaninterpretation of recent developments in the region
Lars FunchHANSEN, Research Scient., Center for Caucasus Studies, ØresundUniversity,Denmark
Social, cultural and political formations in CircassianDiaspora, relationswith the Caucasus in the past and today.
Sefer E. BERZEG,Lawyer, Author and Activist, Turkey
The Russian final subjugation of Northwestern Caucasus: Colonial Atrocities and European Responsibilities. Irma KREITEN, Ph.D in History, SouthamptonUniversity, UK
14:30 Exhibitionof The GermanSocietyfor Nature Conservation(NABU) on natureconservation in the Caucasus. Remarks: Leif MILLER,President of NABU – Cem ÖZDEMIR, MEP
15:00 Meetingwith Hans-Gert PÖTTERING, President ofthe European Parliament
15:30 Briefingwith MEPs representing each ofthe major political groups on the outcome of the conference
16:30 Briefing with the delegate from Abkhaziaon the recent developments in theregion--
FEDERATION OF EUROPEAN CIRCASSIANS