From April 6 to 9 in Oxford (Great Britain) an expanded session of the international association “Alliance of Tatars of Europe” will take place. 44 delegates from 16 countries of Europe are invited to the event.
The agenda of the meeting is declared as “Continuity of generations as an important factor in preserving cultural and historical heritage of the Tatars”. The delegates will consider issues related to the further consolidation of the Tatars living in Europe, the participation of young people in the issues of preserving and developing Tatar culture, traditions, language, preserving historical memory: monuments and burials of the Tatars who died during the two world wars. It is also planned to discuss preparation for the European Sabantui in Vilnius (Lithuania), the issues of holding an international competition “Europe of the world” in Budapest in 2018. An important place in the joint discussion will the organization’s work plan for the period up to 2019.
Within the framework of the meeting, on the second day of work at Oxford University, a conference “Tatars in World History” will be held with participation of scientists from the Institute of History named after Sh. Marjani of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan and specialists from European countries.
For the members of a large forum, participation in a creative evening of the memory of the poet Ravil Bukharaev is envisaged.
According to the resolution of the extended meeting of the international association “Alliance of Tatars of Europe”, held in Brno (Czech Republic) in April 2016, the Tatars of Europe starting since 2017 begin implementation of a large multi-year project “Analysis and synthesis of integration processes of the Tatars of Europe”. The project provides for consideration of issues of the history of the Tatars, as well as holding a sociological survey. The result of great work should be a book about the history and life of the Tatars living in Europe.