Current interns based at ECMI Flensburg office
Dilara Shayegan (Turkey)
Dilara Shayegan is currently doing her master's degree in European Studies at the European University of Flensburg. She received her bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Dokuz Eylül University in Izmir, Turkey. Her interests are migrant minority rights, discrimination policies and integration and immigration policies.
She will be working at Culture and Diversity cluster for the media project which aims to collect national minority media in different European countries and create an online database. Apart from the aforementioned program, she is responsible of generating data about the legal and social status of the minorities in Turkey. Her research, which will help to prepare the substructure of her master thesis, will focus on the Turkish minority in Germany and their social integration into the mainstream culture.
Isabel Pasculin (Italy)
Isabel Pasculin is a part of the Slovenian minority in Italy and she is bilingual (Italian and Slovene). She had her Bachelor's degree in Sociology-Anthropology and Geography and is currently finishing her Master's degree in Euroculture (European Studies), a joint degree from the University of Udine (Italy) and Georg-August Universitat in Goettingen (Germany). For her Master Thesis she is writing about the fall of the Soviet Union with the case study of Ukraine, while touching also the Crimean Crisis. She had been an intern for six months at the autonomous region of Friuli Venezia Giulia in Italy, in the Department of Fellow Countrymen Abroad and Minority Languages. As part of the Slovenian minority in Italy she is interested in the study of different minorities in Europe and moreover, in the study of conflicts in East European countries.
Internship period: April – June 2015
Ivan Krupskyi (Ukraine)
Ivan Krupskyi is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in European Studies at the Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF). He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and European Studies from the Metropolitan University Prague. His areas of interest include minority rights in Eastern Europe.
At the ECMI, Ivan will be working within the Eastern Partnership Programme (EPP), whose aims are to enhance governance and to advance state policies on the prevention of ethnic discrimination and on mainstreaming of national minorities' issues according to European practices in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine. He will focus on collecting information on ethno-national policies in Eastern Europe, mainly in Ukraine.
Internship duration: April – June 2015
Brunild Xhili (Albania)
Brunild Xhili is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in European Studies at the Europa-Universität Flensburg. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and International Relations from Epoka University, Tirana. He has worked for different Research Institutes, conducting surveys related to different social topics. Furthermore, he worked with Open Society Foundation on European Social Survey Round 6. Brunild's research interests include minority issues in Balkans, mainly minority rights to education and minority languages.
He will be working at Culture and Diversity cluster for a media project. The project aims to collect national minority media in different European countries and create an online database. In addition, his research will include minority rights to education in Macedonia and implementation of Ohrid Framework Agreement (OFA).
Internship duration: January - April 2015
Nazokat Kayumova (Uzbekistan)
Nazokatkhon Kayumova is from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She has graduated from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy in Tashkent with BA and MA in International relations. Recently, she has been doing her second MA in European studies at the Europa-Universität Flensburg.
Internship duration: March – May 2015
Oleksandra Gipsh (Ukraine)
Oleksandra Gipsh is currently pursuing her master degree in European Studies at the Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF) and obtained a bachelor degree in Sociology from the National Aviation University based in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Her areas of interest include: minority rights, with a particular focus on her home country – Ukraine. At the ECMI, Ms. Gipsh will work within the Eastern Partnership Programme (EPP), which aims to enhance governance and advance state policies on the prevention of ethnic discrimination and on the mainstreaming of national minorities issues according to European practices in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine. She will focus on disseminating information about upcoming events and raising awareness on the rights of minorities, as well as increasing conversance on non-discrimination issues.
David Mastny (Czech Republic)
David Mastny is currently doing master's program Balkan, Eurasian and Central European studies and he received his bachelor's degree in International Area Studies, both at the Charles University in Prague. He also studied at the Lomonosov Moscow State University and Pushkin State Russian Language Institute in Moscow as a visiting student.
During his studies, he focused on the field of ethno-political conflicts and wars in the former Soviet Union and he is interested in problems of the Russian diaspora in Europe and security and conflict resolution in the Caucasus. At ECMI, he will be working in the Justice and Government cluster and he will focus on ethno-political issues in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. Also, he will participate in the Eastern Partnership Programme (EPP).
Internship period: March-May 2015
Claire Stevenson (USA)
Claire Stevenson, originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in European Studies at the Europa-Universität Flensburg, and received a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of Idaho (Moscow, Idaho, USA). Having studied geology during her bachelor's degree, Claire is also interested in how natural disasters disproportionately affect minority groups in Europe.
Claire is an intern with the ECMI's Eastern Partnership Programme (EPP), whose goals are to improve good governance and state policies on the prevention of ethnic discrimination and on the mainstreaming of national minorities issues in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine. Her duties include proofreading official ECMI documents and reports, and helping monitor English-language news websites for articles about EPP initiatives.
Internship duration: March - June 2015
Hristiana Yovkova (Bulgaria)
Hristiana is a Master student currently pursuing a MSc in European Studies at Aalborg University. She holds a Bachelor in Economics and Accountancy from the University of National and World Economy, Sofia.
She is interested in working on challenging projects on European issues, mainly on topics such as human rights, home affairs, minorities, economic development, education and migration.
At ECMI, she will be working on the Minority Map and Timeline of Europe (MMTE), which is an online research tool that provides an impartial perspective and evaluation of minorities, minority issues, and minority-majority relations within all states and regions of Europe.
Internship duration: February – April 2015
Current non-resident interns
Non-resident interns are not based at ECMI office, however, they assist ECMI Senior Researchers or project managers in various research related tasks. Current non-resident interns are involved in Media and Diversity project of the Cluster Culture and Diversity and the MMTE project.
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