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Home NATIONALGovt appoints ETNO advisory board
Fri, 12 Feb, 2016 01:43:18 AM
FTimes Report, Feb 12
The government on Thursday appointed the Advisory Board for Ethnic Relations ETNO for the next four-year term from 2016 to 2020, said an official press release.
The Advisory Board works under the auspices of the Ministry of Justice with the view to promote cooperation between immigrants, ethnic minorities, public authorities, political parties and NGOs.
The Board forms a network of experts specialising in issues related to migration, integration, equality and dialogue between different population groups. 
It can make proposals in order to promote immigrants' and ethnic minorities' par-ticipation and exercise of influence, and build an atmosphere of positive attitudes between different population groups.
The Advisory Board does not make binding decisions but can exert influence by making available its expertise, by being active and by making initiatives on such matters as migration and integration policy.
The 34-member Board is chaired by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice.
Besides the national Advisory Board, there are seven regional advisory boards for ethnic relations.
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