IV World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples

Tallinn, (Republic of Estonia)
August 15–19, 2004

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Consultative Committee
of the Finno-Ugric Peoples

Subjects for discussion at sections
of the IV World Congress of Finno-Ugric Peoples “Youth is Our Future”


Ethno-politics and Law Section “From participation in decision-making to implementation of norms of international law” :

  1. Opportunities for participation of minority peoples' representatives in public decision-making processes.
  2. International cooperation in implementation of international law on human rights and minority rights in national legislations.
  3. Functioning of mother tongues and implementation of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages.


Languages and Education Section “Transferring languages to future generations” :
  1. Different spheres of language use (home, kindergarten, school, street) and development of children's language skills.
  2. Implementation of new models, methods and programmes in contemporary bi- and multilingual education.
  3. Problems of Finno-Ugric language planning and worldwide experience in strategies of language development

    Culture Section “Youth between traditional and urban cultures”

    1. Cultural policies of Finno-Ugric countries and regions contributing to formation of a modern Finno-Ugric youth culture.
    2. Traditions and innovations in contemporary Finno-Ugric cultures. Ways of culture transfer to young generations. Ideological and organisational basis of ethnofuturism.
    3. Finno-Ugric cultures as a resource for social and economic development of states and regions.

    Media and Information Systems Section “Mass media and the Finno-Ugric information space”

    1. Youth and mass media: Youth journalism. Television and radio broadcasts for youth and children's programmes on the television and radio. Dubbing in and subtitles.
    2. Establishment of ethno-national linguistic and cultural space on the Internet: Review of available resources. Translating freeware programs (Mozilla, KDE, Opera) into minor Finno-Ugric languages. UNICODE encoding.
    3. Identifying Finno-Ugric languages: Finno-Ugric languages and alphabet, transliteration. Maps, vernacular toponymy.


    Public Health, Demography and Ecology Section “Rising healthy people”
    1. Adequately addressing the youngsters' social problems produced by cultural differences. Adaptation to the urban environment.
    2. Social and emotional environment of indigenous populations and their psychological health.
    3. Finno-Ugric peoples in the focus of the 2002 population census in Russia.


I - Syktyvkar, 1992
II - Budapest, 1996
III - Helsinki, 2000