The Council of Europe’s specialised body for the protection of minorities has recently published a report on the situation of national minorities in Slovenia. According to the European Council, the Hungarian language and education in Hungarian should be improved in Slovenia.
The Advisory Committee for the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM), overseen by the Council of Europe, has recently reported that Hungarian is taught in Slovenian-Hungarian bilingual classes in Slovenia. This does not ensure equal use of Hungarian and Slovenian in schools, index.hu writes.
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This project, according to the FCNM, does not guarantee that students will acquire a full range of Hungarian language skills. According to representatives of the Hungarian national minority, the proportion of Hungarian in bilingual classes depends in practice on the teacher.
Both Hungarian and Italian are available in Slovenia. However, there is a shortage of civil servants. The Slovenian Ministry of Culture supports cultural programmes proposed by Hungarian and Italian national minorities through an annual direct call for proposals. Measures to combat hate speech have been included in the 2019-2023 national anti-crime programme.
The authorities fight stereotypes and prejudice and publicly condemn anti-minority rhetoric.
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