Sunday, 26 February 2017

Great FCNM Conference in Penzance

Well done to everyone involved with the Cornish language festival presently take place in Penzance.

Yesterday’s Conference “The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, the European Charter and the Cornish Language” was a splendid event, and it was great to meet up with the Council of Europe’s Dr Tove Malloy.

Dr Malloy chaired the Advisory Committee group of experts when they visited Truro in March 2016 to consider whether the UK Government and other public bodies were adhering to the various articles in the treaty. With the opinion report being only days from publication, it was certainly helpful to hear Dr Malloy’s perspective on the Framework Convention and the issues affecting the Cornish national minority.

All the presentations were well thought-out and all credit must go to Angela Angove, Gail Bishop, Merv Davey, Merryn Davies-Deacon, Andrew George, Jane Howells, Alan Kent, Sarah Tresidder and Mark Trevethan, plus the compere Adam Killeya.

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