Category Archives for Advocacy campaigns in education

Shadow report on the application of the Minority Framework Convention

Cluj-Napoca /Kolozsvár, April 3, 2017℘ At the beginning of 2017, the Civic Engagement Movement, together with the NGO called Advocacy Group for Freedom of Identity (AGFI), based in Cluj-Napoca/Kolozsvár, submitted a joint shadow report on the application of the Council of Europe’s The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. In this joint shadow […]

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Written qualifications in the students’ grade book should be written in Hungarian

2014 – September 2016℘ The Law on Educations, Section 12, Education for persons belonging to national minorities, Article 45, point (15)” In primary education with tuition in the languages of the national minorities, the qualifications shall be mentioned in writing and orally as well as in the language in which the tuition is performed”. The […]

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CEMO acts against the discriminatory and illegal decision of the Maros County Inspectorate

Tîrgu Mureș-Marosvásárhely, 11 October, 2016℘ On 19 th of September 2016, the board of directors of Maros County’s Inspectorate adopted a decision that in mixed kindergartens and schools in Maros county and Marosvásárhely, only the vice-principal should be Hungarian speaker though these positions are occupied through a thorough examination where everyone could apply without restriction. […]

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The Mayor’s Office has removed CEMO’s “bilingual school” signs donation

Tîrgu Mureș-Marosvásárhely, 21 July, 2015.℘ CEMO has offered to donate bilingual signs to all interested institutes of education. In June 2015, one local secondary school was interested, and our volunteers and activists have placed about one hundred bilingual signs within the premises of the three buildings that belong to the School Alexandru Ioan Cuza. After […]

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The development of the bilingual linguistic landscape of Liviu Rebreanu Elementary School

Tîrgu Mureș-Marosvásárhely, 2011- 1st of September 2013℘ The Liviu Rebreanu school has been included in a legal action back in 2010-2011 and the National Council for Combating Discriminaton (NCCD) has declared in its decision that the school’s linguistic landscape was discriminative. After the decision of the NCCD the school did not change the monolingual features, […]

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The “Bernády case”

Tîrgu Mureș-Marosvásárhely, 2011–June 1, 2013℘ In September 2011, our organization was invited by civilians from Marosvásárhely to take part in case choosing the most suitable name for the local primary school. We supported the naming initiative actively and professionally with legal advice, until the end of the process. We believe that our role in the […]

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The absence of bilingualism in “multicultural” schools of Marosvásárhely/Tirgu Mures. Parents in Marosvásárhely for bilingualism

Marosvásárhely / Tîrgu Mureș, January 15, 2010.℘ In 2010 January a group of Marosvásárhely/Tirgu Mures parents whose children study in “Dacia” School, “Europe” High School,  “Liviu Rebreanu” High School and in the No. 2 Primary School surveyed the languages projected by these schools, and found an utter lack of Hungarian language inside or outside their […]

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Round table discussion on education

Marosvásárhely / Târgu Mureș, 29 April 2010.℘ The Training for Public Life Foundation, Transindex and Erdély FM organized a round table discussion that dealt with the new Romanian Education Law and more in depth with education in primary schools and high schools. The participants at the round table discussion were: Batizán Emese Emőke – sociologist and CEMO activist, Bartos […]

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Serious discrimination in the 2009-2010-Maros/ Mureş County’s draft school enrolment plans

Marosvásárhely / Târgu Mureș, January 2009.℘ The Hungarian Teacher’s Association of Romania and CEMO discovered severe discrimination in the 2009-2010-Maros County’s draft school enrolment plans and, consequently they initiated a petition requesting and an amendment to the draft. As known, the draft does not ensure the possibility for 462 Maros County Hungarian-speaking children to continue […]

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Strengthening the identity in schools of Maros County

Marosvásárhely / Târgu Mureș, November 2008.℘ In November 2008, members of CEMO held a workshop to which Hungarian teachers were invited. The subject of discussion was the state of the Hungarian-language education in Maros County, the lack of bilingualism related to the schools’ image, and the lack of bilingualism in administration of schools. The meeting concluded […]

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