(ANSAmed) - TRIESTE, APRIL 30 - The parliamentarian of 18 member states of the Central European Initiative (CEI) have asked to revive the ''1994 Instrument for the Protection of the Rights of Minorities''. This was revealed in Bolzano, where the MPs met to discuss autonomy as well as the protection of minorities and cultural heritage as an instrument for peace among different populations. Among the requests made is that of promoting best practices exchanges, and governments have been urged to consider the protection of minorities as a fundamental instrument for peace among populations. The meeting - promoted by Senator Oskar Perelini, President of the Culture Commission of CEI's Parliamentary Assembly and the Italian parliamentary delegation - was opened by the President of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, Luis Durnwalder. Taking part in the meeting was also CEI's Vice Secretary General Zoran Jovanovic, and politicians and speakers from academia took part, as well as representatives of national minorities of some CEI counties. (ANSAmed).