The Representation in Europe of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and the European Yezidi Federation co-organize a conference at the European Parliament on the following subject: YEZIDI KURDS AND THE MIDDLE-EAST:CURRENT SITUATION & FUTURE PROJECTIONS

November 19th 17:00 – 19:00
Room: 4Q2 – European Parliament / Brussels
Simultaneous interpretation: English, French & German

Opening speech:
MEP Ana Gomes, S&D Group, Portugal


17:15 – 19:00

MEP Josef Weidenholzer, S&D Group in the EP, Austria

Current situation: the Yezidis From History to Present
Şefik Tagay (PhD), Chair of the Union of Yezidi Academics

Future Projections of the Yezidis for a Recognised Status
Mr. Ali Atalan, Co-Chair of the European Êzidi Federation

European Responsibility for the Refugees in Kurdish Region of Turkey
Mr. Eyyup Doru, European Representative of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)

Minorities under threat: Political Situation of the Assyrian-Syriacs
Ms. Rima Tüzün, Responsible for Foreign Affairs, European Syriac Union

Questions and discussion with moderators & discussants
Final Remarks


An official “European Parliament personal badge / pass” will be provided to all participants to the Conference.

All participants MUST communicate by mail to  the following information:

1) Name and surname
2) Date of birth
3) Place and country of residence
4) Number of a valid document (e.g.: passport, national ID, etc…)

This information must be sent to the above-mentioned mail before the 12th of NOVEMBER 2014.

Your “personal badge / pass” will be available at the main entrance of the European Parliament (Place du Luxembourg – main European Parliament’s building “Altiero Spinelli” – just after the sliding doors you’ll find a conference desk), during AND ONLY between 16:00 – 17:00 on 19th November.

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)
Representation in Europe
46, Rue d’Arlon
Tel : +32 2 503 86 19