Conference Beyond Geopolitics: Why does the Crimean Tatars Case Matter?
European Parliament, Brussels
On 9 October Brussels’ experts and politicians had an opportunity to listen to the prominent speakers like Refat Chubarov (Chair of Mejlis), Emine Dzhaparova (Deputy Minister of Information Policy of Ukraine), Alim Aliev (co-founder of Crimea SOS), Julie Ward (MEP, Representative of Intergroup on Children), Amanda Paul (European Policy Centre), Mykola Tochytskyy (Ambassador of Ukraine to Belgium) and many more.
And then, we had a chance to taste a Crimean Tatar cuisine, prepared by the chef-cook of the restaurant Musafir (Kyiv) and listen to the songs of the singer Elvira Sarykhalil who together with two musicians came from Crimea especially for us. Also, our guests could see the pictures of the children of political prisoners of Russia during the exhibition that was part of the event.
Both events were organized by Promote Ukraine, Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, International Partnership for Human Rights, Crimea SOS, MOZHU, Business Woman Mag, and the Mission of Ukraine to the EU.
The conference has been hosted by MEPs Maria Corazza Bildt, Tunne Kelam (EPP) and Mark Demesmaeker (ECR).