ECMI Hosts Workshop on ‘The Aspect of Culture in the Social Inclusion of Ethnic Minorities’
FLENSBURG – The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) will officially launch its project on the Aspect of Culture in the Social Inclusion of Ethnic Minorities at a workshop on February 24-25, 2006, in Flensburg, Germany. The workshop will bring together the research teams of each of the partner institutions for this project, as well as external expert consultants on methodological issues, developing indicators and research techniques. The workshop is the first in a series of meetings to evaluate the National Action Plans on Social Inclusion of six EU member states, and the workshop will also take the first step towards the development of Common Inter-Cultural Indicators (CICIs) on minorities, which will be one of the principle technical outputs of the project.
This project will evaluate the National Action Plans on Social Inclusion of Estonia, Latvia, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Sweden and brings together senior researchers from six institutions in EU member states: Institute for European Studies, Audentes University, Tallinn, Estonia; Baltic Institute of Social Sciences, Riga, Latvia; Research Institute of Labour and Social Affairs, Prague, Czech Republic; Center for Ethnic Studies, Bratislava, Slovakia; Institute for Ethnic Studies, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Department of Sociology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden. More information about this project can be found at www.ecmi-eu.org/projects/omc/.
This project has received funding from the European Community under the European Community Action Programme to combat Social Exclusion 2002-2006.