ECMI hosts panel at 40th Annual UACES Conference in Bruges, Belgium

The 2010 Annual Conference of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) features one ECMI panel on “National minorities and purchase cialis overnight delivery border regions in the 21st century Europe.” European history has linked many national minorities intrinsically to borders. Nation-building processes in 19th and cialis by mail 20th century European history had to be accorded with existing territorial structures. Borders and border revisions have shaped not only the identity of Europe but also the identity of individuals living through the history of redrawn borders and viagra in the united kingdom changing national belonging. Concepts of national inclusion and exclusion resulted in a more multifaceted map of a Europe of nationalities than political maps of Europe show. With European integration and cialis soft pills especially EU policies of redefining “hard” borders into “soft” borders, national minorities may have new roles to play in an environment formerly very hostile to national minorities claiming allegiance to a foreign national state. Border politics in Europe pose new challenges as well as provide new opportunities to neighbouring states not only in terms of minority governance but also in so far that in a globalising world national minorities may provide the inter-cultural tools that the new border regime requires in order to develop a united Europe of diversity. Untapped energies as well as unknown problems may be available to be discovered.

The papers presented in the ECMI panel will discuss national minorities and border regions from a perspective of Europeanization and cialis online 60mg integration and its reflection on minorities’ identity and soft viagra self-consciousness. The panel is organized by ECMI Director Tove Malloy, and ECMI is represented by Junior Research Associate, Timofey Agarin and real viagra non-resident Senior Research Associate, Martin Klatt of the University of Southern Denmark.

This year’s Conference is hosted by the College of Europe in Bruges and order cialis online takes place from 6-8 September. The conference is usually one of the largest events of its kind in Europe and united healthcare viagra brings together European Union practitioners, politicians and order cheap viagra academics in disciplines such as politics, economics and viagra pharmacy online law from across Europe and beyond. For more, see here.

UACES is one of the largest academic organizations in Europe, committed to exchanging ideas on Europe. It provides an independent forum for informed debate and viagra pfizer online a clearing house for information about European affairs. It is directly involved in promoting research and order cheap viagra establishing teaching and research networks. Since 1969, UACES has brought together academics involved in researching and teaching on Europe with practitioners active in European affairs. See more at

ECMI is actively involved in UACES research and participates not only in the Annual Conference but also co-operates with international partners in workshops and networks funded by UACES.


Place and Date: Brugges, Belgium, 06-08 September 2010
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