Current interns based at ECMI Flensburg office
Francesco Biagini (Italy)
Francesco Biagini is currently pursuing a Master´s Degree in International Law and Human Rights at the UN-Mandated University for Peace. He received his Bachelor Degree in Political Sciences, International Relations and Human Rights from the University of Padova. His areas of interests cover Minority and Migrants issues within the European region.
At the ECMI, Francesco is working on a project of definition of piloting indicators for the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, in order to contribute to the improvement of the monitoring system of the Council of Europe´s bodies on the protection and implementation by the member States of the fundamental rights of the national minorities.
Internship duration: July-August 2015
Aylin Huri Kuyucu (Turkey)
Aylin Huri Kuyucu is currently pursuing a Master's degree in European Studies at Aarhus University. She holds a Bachelor in Political Science and International Relations from Bogazici University, Istanbul. At ECMI, she is working at Culture and Diversity Cluster where she is mainly responsible for following the legal and social status of minorities in Turkey.
She has previously done an internship in the field of human rights in Oslo as part of her Master’s program. During her studies, she focused on the minorities in Denmark and conducted a research on the political landscape of the Turkish minority in Aarhus. The field of her research is concentrated on migration issues with a focus to integration and discrimination in Europe, multiculturalism and minority issues.
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.
Salome Kandelaki (Georgia)
Salome is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Public Administration at the joint programme of the German University of Administrative Science Speyer and Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Previously she obtained her Bachelor degree in Political Science at the Tbilisi State University, with the thesis about ‘Comparative Analysis of Baltic Sea and South Caucasus Regional Integration’ . Her sphere of interest is Justice&Governance, Rule of law&Democracy.
Before arriving in Flensburg, she was working as a team-assistant at the EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC). Apart from this, she pursued an internship at the Georgian Ministry on Foreign Affairs at the department on European Integration and also did practice at the Georgian Parliament. During one semester, she was an assistant of professor at the course on ‘World Politics.’ She is the youngest member of the Georgian Political Association (GPA) and the member of the National Committee at the European Youth Parliament (EYP Georgia).
During her internship at the ECMI Salome will be assisting in the organisation of ECMI Summer School 2015 on National Minorities and Border Regions.
Internship duration: June-July 2015
Matthew Warne (Canada)
Matt is currently pursuing a Masters degree in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at the University of Toronto, where he also obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in history. His graduate research focuses on the social, economic and political integration of the German expellees within the Federal Republic of Germany, and the political influence of expellee lobbying groups during the Adenauer era.
Matt 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. His duties include proofreading official ECMI documents, drafting summaries of various documents and reports, and monitoring English-language news websites for articles relating to EPP initiatives. During his internship he will also be conducting research for his Master’s thesis, which involves translating primary and secondary sources from German to English.
Internship duration: May – July 2015.
Katarzyna Zbrowska (Poland)
Katarzyna comes from Poland and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in International Human Rights Law in Lund, Sweden. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Law with European Legal Studies at King’s College London. Her main academic interests are gender and human rights as well as religious and racial discrimination.
Katarzyna was interned at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the Council of Europe. During her Master’s studies, she was the Vice-President of a student-run human rights organisation Jus Humanis, which works under the auspices of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.
Internship duration: July-August 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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