Current interns and volunteers at ECMI Flensburg

Timothy Jacob-Owens (UK)

Timothy Jacob-Owens holds a first class bachelor’s degree in German and Music and an MPhil in Linguistics from the University of Bristol (UK). His MPhil thesis focused on minority languages in the German-Danish border region from a sociolinguistic perspective. His research interests include language policy and minority rights.

Before coming to ECMI, Timothy was a trainee with two of the Council of Europe’s human rights monitoring bodies, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) and the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM). Prior to this, he was an intern at the German Music Council in Berlin.

At ECMI, Timothy is working within the Culture & Diversity Cluster. He is assisting Dr Zora Popova with research on language policy in OSCE member states and is also pursuing an independent project on education policy, with a particular focus on Roma.

Internship period: February to May 2017


Andreea Ichim (Romania)

Andreea Ichim holds an MA degree in European Studies from the Europa-Universität Flensburg, Germany, and a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and European Studies from the Babes-Bolyai University, Romania. She wrote her Master's degree about the political representation of the Roma in Romania. Her research interests include human rights in general, minority rights, gender and environmental issues. 

Andreea is currently an intern at the ECMI assisting the ECMI Eastern partnership Programme team.

Internship duration: April - July 2017


Katarina Stratena (Slovakia)

Katarina is holding a Bachelor degree in  European Studies Program from the University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra, where she has followed up  graduating in  Master degree Program in Political Science. In her previous research, Katarina has showed an interest  on the region of former Yugoslavia and the issue of Balkanism and Nationalism, focusing on the issues of different ethnic groups living on the common territory.

Katarina is currently pursuing a Master degree in  European Studies Program at Europa-Universität Flensburg. In the past, she has been involving as a junior analyst in  NGO Slovak Governance project Demagog.sk.

At the ECMI is Katarina is working under supervision of Dr. Hanna Vasilevich, helping on the research on Roma ethnic minorities within Europe, with the emphasis on the region of Central Europe.

Internship duration: February - April 2017


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