MINELRES: List matters
Sun Mar 5 11:34:20 2006
Original sender: MINELRES moderator <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dear MINELRES list members,
I am sorry to inform you about some forced changes we have to make in the
list's functioning. The major problem we are facing lately is the expiration of
the funding for the project. The previous grant is over, and we haven't
succeeded in securing new grant for MINELRES so far.
Because of these circumstances, we are unable to maintain the same regularity
of the postings you have got used to. Since 1997, i.e. for 9 years, we have
been circulating postings on daily basis. However, now we cannot but reduce our
Nothing is permanent in this world, and our project is not, too. It seems that
MINELRES was the very first specialised Internet-based project and the first
specialised mailing list devoted to minority issues. However, a number of other
projects have emerged during these years, and most of them have much more
resources and better capacities than our modest NGO. Besides, minority related
problems are not any longer perceived as the main threat to peace and security,
unlike in the 90s. Europe is facing new challenges, and handling them
increasingly require concentration of resources in key areas. Due to these
reasons, we understand that the projects like ours are treated as lower
priority by the funders.
Nevertheless, we believe that Europe should continue paying serious attention
to minority issues. We will do our best to keep the list alive, as long as our
more than limited resources permit.
We will be grateful for any advice on other possible sources of funding. We
will be happy to consider any proposals for cooperation, and will gladly
contribute our experience, skills and networks into any joint projects on
dissemination of minority related information.
Hoping to continue meeting you in cyberspace,
Boris & Boris
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