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This is South Tyrol

Rules for living together

Different groups can only live together in a political system if the needs of all ethnic groups are taken into consideration and have a balanced relationship with each other. The three language groups in South Tyrol co-exist on the basis of a complex and special legal system that combines the rotation of offices, equal numbers as regards committee membership and the proportional representation of all language groups.

  1. Ethnic proportionality in the public services and in the system of government
  2. Bilingualism in public offices and services, two or even three place names 
  3. Teaching in pupils’ native language