Das Österreichische Volksgruppenzentrum

  title={Das {\"O}sterreichische Volksgruppenzentrum},
  author={Hubert Mikel},
  journal={Europ{\"a}isches Journal f{\"u}r Minderheitenfragen},
  • Hubert Mikel
  • Published 1 May 2008
  • Education
  • Europäisches Journal für Minderheitenfragen
SummaryThe Austrian Centre for Ethnic Groups (OEVZ) was founded in 1985 as an umbrella organization of the representative associations of all autochthonous national minorities in Austria. There are six national minorities officially recognized by the Austrian government: Czechs, Slovaks, Hungarians, Roma, Croats and Slovenes. Each of them has between 15000 up to 50000 members and all of them are exposed to a strong pressure to assimilate. Today there are two main factors that contribute to the…