Frisian Language and Culture

Where
Netherlands
When
2017
Who
Province of Friesland
Key objectives of the measure:

In line with the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (Framework Convention)[1] and the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (European Charter)[2] of the Council of Europe - the Province of Friesland has the necessary powers to protect its own (Frisian) language and culture. The Frisians are the only recognised minority covered by the Framework Convention and Frisian is the only official language in the Netherlands recognised under Part III of the European Charter.

Scope of the measure:
National
Nature of the measure:
regulatory
Main feature of the measure:

In line with the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (Framework Convention)[1] and the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (European Charter)[2] of the Council of Europe - the Province of Friesland has the necessary powers to protect its own (Frisian) language and culture. The Frisians are the only recognised minority covered by the Framework Convention and Frisian is the only official language in the Netherlands recognised under Part III of the European Charter.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

The Frisians are the only recognised minority covered by the Framework Convention and Frisian is the only official language in the Netherlands recognised under Part III of the European Charter.

 

 

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

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Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain