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MINORITIES RIGHTS, PARTICIPATION AND REPRESENTATION IN LOCAL POLITICS

Training of representatives of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, the Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament and the non-governmental sector in Iraq.

Sofia Platform in cooperation with UNDP-Iraq organised a training seminar on the topic “Minorities rights and minorities participation and representation in politics. National and local level governance – policies and practices” with the participation of representatives of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, the Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament and the non-governmental sector in Iraq. The training was conducted in Sofia, Bulgaria on 18-20 November 2015.

The training programme consisted of numerous meetings and training sessions with Bulgarian politicians, officials, researchers and NGO representatives. The Iraqi delegation gained an in-depth understanding of the Bulgarian political and social dynamics, particularly when it comes to minority rights, local governance, education and civil society. They gathered valuable insights and shared their own experience with their Bulgarian counterparts. The exchanges were highly appreciated by both the Iraqi delegation and the Bulgarian participants in the training.