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11-07-2006

Second ECMI Workshop on the Social Inclusion of Ethnic Minorities

FLENSBURG – The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) will host a workshop on July 13-14 2006 in Flensburg, Germany, to bring together the research teams of each of the partner institutions for ECMI’s project on the Aspect of Culture in the Social Inclusion of Ethnic Minorities. It is the second in a series of three workshops that aim at evaluating the National Action Plans on Social Inclusion of six EU member states and at developing Common Inter-Cultural Indicators (CICIs) on minorities. The upcoming meeting has further been prepared by two electronic workshops in March and in June which served as platforms for the research teams to pioneer an index of CICIs for this meeting and to clarify in more depth specific issues like effectiveness and cost-effectiveness.
The project evaluates 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.

The results of the research will be made public during a conference in Flensburg in October.
This project has received funding from the European Community under the European Community Action Programme to combat Social Exclusion 2002-2006.

For further information, please contact Ulrike Schmidt, tel. 0461 14149 – 50;
Fax 0461 14149 – 19; email schmidt@ecmi.de

ECMI founders:

The German Federal GovernmentThe German
Federal Government
The Danish GovernmentThe Danish
Government
The Federal State Schleswig-HolsteinThe Federal State
Schleswig-Holstein