Current interns based at ECMI Flensburg office

Elisabeth Brennen (USA)

Elisabeth is entering her final year of undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, studying International Studies and Political Science. Her course of study is focused on political economy and development in a global context, as well as specifically within Europe. In addition, she studies Spanish, Swedish and French.

Elisabeth's interests include European and American politics, and refugee and migrant issues. Next fall, she will complete her Bachelor's Honors thesis focusing on comparative Scandinavian refugee integration programs.

As an intern at the ECMI, she will be assisting the projects within the Culture & Diversity section under the supervision of Dr. Zora Popova, and edit communications and outreach material for the Centre.

Internship duration: May - July 2016


Christina Prassa (Greece)

Christina received a BA degree in German Language and Literature from the Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Greece and is currently enrolled at the MA Culture, Language, Media with focus in Media studies at the European University Flensburg. Her research interests include the migration management, the study of (minority and mainstream) media and how they present the minority issues as well as the media ethics.

As an intern at ECMI, she will be working on the MMTE Project about the minority issues, and minority-majority relations within all states and regions of Europe, under the supervision of the Project Assistant Sonja Wolf.

Internship duration: March – June 2016


Pietro Scartezzini (Italy)

Pietro obtained his first Master Degree in 2013, from Trento Law School, Italy, with a thesis on Minority Issues: “The protection of the Minorities in Finland: the Åland Islands in comparison of Swedish Speakers on mainland”.

In 2014 he continued his career path in the field of minority rights and enrolled in the LL. M in International and Human Rights Law at the University of Tilburg, The Netherlands. Pietro graduated from his second Master Degree in 2015 with a thesis on the protection of Minorities in Crimea: “The complex situation of Minorities in Crimea: three different international mechanisms focused on protecting the minority groups afflicted by the crisis. Standards, mandates, concrete actions and challenges of UN, OSCE and Council of Europe".

His other interests, other than minorities, are European policies, European and International migration policies, refugees and asylum seekers issues and other topics within the area of Human Rights. 

Internship duration: March-May 2016


Giuseppe Scirocco (Italy)

Giuseppe Scirocco has recently graduated from the University of Nottingham’s LLM Programme on Human Rights Law. He also holds a Master’s Degree of Law from the University of Naples ‘Federico II’ and a Master in Diplomatic Studies from the Italian Society for International Organization (SIOI).

Before joining the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), Giuseppe interned at Advocates for International Development (A4ID), a global charity that aims to ensure that legal support is available for all those involved in the fight against poverty and that lawyers and development organisations have the skills and knowledge to use the law as an effective development tool.

Giuseppe’s research interests include international human rights and humanitarian law topics, minority and refugee issues, and international cooperation mechanisms. As an intern at ECMI, he will be working on the ongoing project on dual citizenship and minorities, under the supervision of the Director of the Centre, Prof. Dr. Tove Hansen Malloy.

Internship duration: April - June 2016


Mircea Tebrean (Romania)

Mircea Tebrean has Master Degree in Public Policy and Public Management with a thesis on the recruitment and careers of political elite in central public institutions in Romania after 89. Beforehand, he obtained a Bachelor Degree in Political Science at „Alexandru Ioan Cuza“ University Iasi, Romania.

His sphere of interest is related to ethnic minorities in communist period in Romania, freedom of speech and constitutionalism.

At the ECMI Mircea is assisting in organizing the ECMI Summer School 2016.

Internship duration: April-June 2016


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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