Every year the ECMI organizes a number of events both in Flensburg and in the regions of our Regional offices. Conferences, seminars, workshops, lectures and other types of events are usually announced ahead of time on our main homepage or on the pages of the Regional offices.
Recurrent events include
For all events that the Centre has participated in month for month, see below.
Conferences, Seminars, Lectures and Events
Additional events are in preparation and will be announced as soon as possible.
ECMI Lecture "Israel's Ethnic Democracy and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" by Professor Sammy Smooha, Professor of Sociology, University of Haifa, Israel.
09 February - 10 February
ECMI Carnegie Project Workshop "Resolving Self-Determination Disputes through Complex Power-Sharing Arrangements" in collaboration with the University of Cambridge. This two-year project is funded by the Carnegie Endowment of New York.
15 March - 18 March
ECMI First Standing Technical Working Group Meeting, "Issues of Documentation: Identification and Travel", Pristina, Kosovo/a.
ECMI Panel at the ASN Convention, "Recent Challenges to Power-Sharing Theory", New York, USA. Chair: Dr Priit Järve (Senior Analyst, European Centre for Minority Issues)
1. Complex power-sharing as a means of overcoming self-determination disputes: a typology (Ms Carmen Kettley, and Marc Weller, Director of the European Centre for Minority Issues and Assistant Director of the Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge).
2. Case study 1: Dayton as a system of complex power-sharing? (Mr Florian Bieber, University of Vienna and Regional Representative, European Centre for Minority Issues).
3. Case study 2: Recent developments in Corsica: The "Matignon Process" and insular autonomy as a response to self-determination claims in Corsica. (Ms Farimah Daftary, European Centre for Minority Issues).
4. Case study 3: The peace-process in Northern Ireland (Professor John McGarry, University of Waterloo)Discussant: Professor Ted Gurr (Distinguished University Professor, Department of Government & Politics, University of Maryland and Director, Minorities at Risk project, Center for International Development and Conflict Management).
ECMI Expert Seminar "Ethnopolitical Conflict in Europe" with Professor Ted Gurr, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Government & Politics, University of Maryland and Director, Minorities at Risk project, Center for International Development and Conflict Management.
ECMI Lecture "Friedensarbeit an der Förde: Neue Entwicklungen am ECMI", contribution to the Europa Woche.
ECMI Expert Seminar "Minority Issues: The Northern Dimension" with Professor Lauri Hannikainen from The Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, University of Lapland.
ECMI Second Standing Technical Working Group Meeting "Reconstruction of Health Systems in a War-Torn Society", Pristina, Kosovo/a
01 June - 03 June
ECMI Workshop "Multiculturalism, Minority Education and Indicators of Integration" in Estonia, as part of the project "Accession to the EU and National Integration in Estonia and Latvia" (in cooperation with the Institute for International and Social Studies, Tallinn, Estonia).
08 June - 10 June
ECMI Workshop "Language Policy in Urban Environment" in Latvia, as part of the project "Accession to the EU and National Integration in Estonia and Latvia".
22 June - 24 June
ECMI Expert Workshop on "Forced Migrants in the Kaliningrad Region", ECMI Flensburg.
ECMI Third Standing Technical Working Group Meeting, "Human Rights and Equal Access to Judicial Services", Pristina, Kosovo/a.
30 June - 02 July
Second Meeting of the ECMI "NGO Roundtable on Inter-Ethnic Relations in FYR Macedonia", Ohrid, Macedonia. This is the second meeting of the NGO Roundtable established in Flensburg, Germany, in December 2000. This project is supported by the Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Secretariat for Peace and Stability/ FRESTA Fund) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
12 July - 15 July
ECMI Kosovo Standing Technical Working Group, Training Seminar on "Judicial Systems and Human Rights", Flensburg. This training seminar was kindly supported and funded by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy.
14 July - 16 July
First Workshop of the ECMI Project "Power-Sharing in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Strengthening Implementation of the Dayton Peace Accord and Lessons for Conflict Management", Sarajevo.
Presentation of ECMI and ECMI Projects to Prof. Jarik Hoekstra, Kiel University, Prof. Thomas Steensen and a Group of Frisian Language Students from Kiel University.
Presentation of ECMI and ECMI Balkan Projects to a Group of Students from Marineschule Mürwik, Flensburg.
ECMI Seminar "Model of Ethnic Democracy" by Professor Sammy Smooha, Professor of Sociology, University of Haifa, Israel, currently ECMI Visiting Fellow.
Presentation of ECMI and ECMI Projects to a Group of 65 students from Højskolen Østersøen, Aabenraa, DK (Minority Course 2001).
26 August - 30 August
ECMI Kosovo Standing Technical Working Group, Training Seminar on "Health Systems Policy in War-torn Societies", in cooperation with WHO, Geneva.
First Meeting of German and Danish Boarder Associations, initiated by Ms Renate Schnack, Schleswig Holstein Commissioner of the Minister President for Minority Affairs.
ECMI Lecture and panel discussion: "The NATO Mission in Macedonia", by Marc Weller (ECMI), Farimah Daftary (ECMI), Prof Dr Hauke Brunkhorst, Universität Flensburg, at ECMI Flensburg.
08 September - 10 September
ECMI Panels for the 4th Pan-European International Relations Conference "International Law: Managing Ethnopolitical Conflict in Europe through a New Multi-Layered Legal Regime", University of Kent at Canterbury, England. In a series of three panels speakers will consider the increasing intrusion of international legal rules and mechanisms on the 'sovereign' state.
Panel 1: Sovereignty - New Actors
"Are Minority Rights a Statist Conspiracy?" (Marc Weller, Director of the European Centre for Minority Issues and Assistant Director of the Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge) "A Right of Equality for Minorities against the exclusive Sovereignty of the State in Contemporary International Law?" (Professor Anthony Carty,Eversheds Professor of International Law, University of Derby, England) "Keeping the State: Imposing and Enforcing Religious Toleration in Early Modern Europe" (Mr. Benja- min de Carvalho, M.Phil, University of Cambridge)
Panel 2: The Regional/Universal Layer
"Bilateral treaties in CEE - a New Interstate Framework for Minority Protection" (Dr. Kinga Gál Vice President of the Government Office for Hungarian Minorities Abroad, Hungary) "Managing the "minority problem" within the framework of a multi-layered regime: the case of Europe" (Ph.D. Candidate Petra Roter, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom) "Managing or Freezing Ethnic Conflict? Multiple Layers of Power-sharing in Bosnia" (Dr. Florian Bieber Regional Representative, European Centre for Minority Issues, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Panel 3: Institutions
"Minority Rights in SE Europe: Prospects for Implementation in Romania and Moldova" (Dr. Paul Roe, Department of International Relations and European Studies (IRES), Central European University Hungary) "Putting EU Crisis Management into Practice" (Dr. Ulrich Schneckener, Institute for Intercultural and International Studies, University of Bremen) "On the Models of Minority Rights Supervions in Europe and the Ways They Affect a Changing Sovereignty" (Dr. Gaetano Pentassuglia, Lecturer in International Law, University of Munich, Germany)
German-Danish Library Day in Flensburg
The German-Danish Library Forum, continuing a tradition started in Aabenraa earlier this year, makes possible the acquaintance of librarians in the German-Danish border area with each other and with the special library resources available in this region. Information is provided in German and in Danish. The following libraries will be introduced on this day: The Büchereizentrale/Landeszentralbibliothek, the Zentrale Hochschulbibliothek, the Stadtbücherei Flensburg, the Dansk Centralbibliotek, and the ECMI Bibliothek
Presentation of ECMI and ECMI Projects to a Group of Language Policy Students and Peter Bakker, Lektor, from Aarhus University, DK.
Preparatory meeting of the ECMI NGO Network on Inter-Ethnic Relations in FYR Macedonia, Skopje, FYR Macedonia.
ECMI Fourth Standing Technical Working Group Meeting on "STWG Activities 2001 - Review and Assessment of first six Months", Pris
12 October - 14 October
Second ECMI Carnegie Workshop in collaboration with the University of Cambridge.
19 October - 21 October
ECMI Workshop on "Social Dimension of Integration in Estonia", Pärnu, Estonia.
20 October - 21 October
Meeting of the Task Force of the "ECMI NGO Network for the Improvement of Inter-Ethnic Relations in the Republic of Macedonia", Flensburg, Germany.
ECMI Training Seminar - Complex Peace Support Operations in the Balkan Region. Seminar at Marineschule Mürwik, Flensburg.
ECMI Fifth Standing Technical Working Group Meeting on "SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) Development and Civil Society", Pristina, Kosovo/a.
ECMI Visit of Hungarian Ambassador Mr Laszlo Deseö.
01 November - 04 November
ECMI Workshop on "Perspectives of Minority Education in Latvia", Daugavpils, Latvia.
ECMI Montenegro Negotiation and Capacity Building Project, first meeting, "Education and Curriculum Development", Podgorica, Montenegro.
Meeting of German-Danish Library Forum, ECMI.
ECMI Project, "Power-Sharing in Bosnia-Herzegovina", first meeting of the Working Group on Media, Sarajevo.
ECMI presentation to a group of "Dom Wspólpracy Polsko-Niemieckiej, Haus der Deutsch-Polnischen Zusammenarbeit" from Gliwice, Poland, ECMI.
Reception to mark the fifth ECMI Anniversary, at Europäische Akademie Sankelmark, Germany. Honorary guests: Heide Simonis, Minister President of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany; Dr Cornelie Sonntag-Wolgast, State Secretary, Federal Minstry of the Interior, Berlin, Germany; Dr phil Henrik Becker-Christensen, Consul General of the Kingdom of Denmark, Flensburg.
30 November - 02 December
ECMI Conference "Implementation of Minority Rights Standards - Ethnopolitical Conflict Management in Europe" in collaboration with the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEN) at the European Academy Sankelmark, Flensburg, Germany.
ECMI Sixth Standing Technical Working Group Meeting "Economic Development and Sustainability", Pristina, Kosovo/a.
ECMI Book Launch: "Living Together: The Minorities in the German-Danish Border Region", ECMI.
14 December - 16 December
Third meeting of the ECMI "NGO Roundtable on Inter-Ethnic Relations in Macedonia", Skopje, Macedonia.
Third Workshop of the ECMI Project "Power-Sharing in Bosnia-Herzegovina". The third workshop will analyse policy and implementation of Annex 8 of the Dayton Peace Accords - protection of monuments. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. www.ecmingonet.org.mk (ECMI NGO Network for the Improvement of Interethnic Relations in the Republic of Macedonia