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Prof. Dr. Vello Pettai

Prof. Dr. Vello Pettai

ECMI Director (1 March 2020)

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Dr. Andreea Carstocea

Dr. Andreea Carstocea

Acting Director (Senior Research Associate)

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Dr. Sergiusz Bober

Dr. Sergiusz Bober

Acting Director (Head of the cluster "Politics & Civil Society")

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Lutz Andres

Lutz Andres

Accountant

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Viktoria Aygül

Viktoria Aygül

Research Assistant/ on maternity leave

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Azizzhon Berdiqulov

Azizzhon Berdiqulov

Project Assistant

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Caitlin Boulter

Caitlin Boulter

Junior Research Associate

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Dr. Marika Djolai

Dr. Marika Djolai

Senior Research Associate

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Dr. Ljubica Đorđević-Vidojković

Dr. Ljubica Đorđević-Vidojković

Senior Research Associate

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Aydan Huseynova

Aydan Huseynova

Project Assistant

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Mariana Jimsheladze

Mariana Jimsheladze

Library Coordinator/ on maternity leave

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Katharina Jürgensen

Katharina Jürgensen

International Communications Coordinator

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Maj-Britt Risbjerg Hansen

Maj-Britt Risbjerg Hansen

Head of Secretariat / Project Coordinator

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Susanne Schmarbeck

Susanne Schmarbeck

Administrative Coordinator

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Polina Sulima

Polina Sulima

Project Assistant

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Dr. Kyriaki Topidi

Dr. Kyriaki Topidi

Senior Research Associate

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Astrid Voss

Astrid Voss

Resource Development Officer / Legal Counsel

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Craig Willis

Craig Willis

Research Assistant

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Sonja Wolf

Sonja Wolf

Junior Research Associate

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Adrian Zeqiri

Adrian Zeqiri

Director ECMI Kosovo

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Nataliia Mekahal

Nataliia Mekahal

ECMI KYIV based representative, Ukraine

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The latest ECMI Project in Ukraine has been successfully concluded

2019-10-22

The latest ECMI Project in Ukraine has been successfully concluded

The project “Diversity Management for sustainable economic Development” (DMD) has been accompanying the ECMI throughout 2019. The Highlight of the pioneering initiative has been the closing workshop last week (October 17th) in Kyiv.
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Schackenborg Dialog 20-20: ”Krieg und Frieden - 100 Jahre neue Grenzen in Europa”

2019-10-16

Schackenborg Dialog 20-20: ”Krieg und Frieden - 100 Jahre neue Grenzen in Europa”

Anlässlich des 100. Jahrestages der deutsch-dänischen Grenze veranstaltet die Stiftung Schackenborg gemeinsam mit dem Europäischen Zentrum für Minderheitenforschung in Flensburg (ECMI) und der dänischen Gesellschaft für Außenpolitik in Kopenhagen (Det Udenrigspolitiske Selskab, DUS) eine Vortragsreihe unter dem Titel ”Krieg und Frieden – 100 Jahre neue Grenzen in Europa” auf Schloss Schackenborg.
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New ECMI Senior Researcher Dr. Marika Djolai travels to Belgrade

2019-10-14

New ECMI Senior Researcher Dr. Marika Djolai travels to Belgrade

After presenting a paper on illiberal democracy and its determinants in the Balkans at the “Conflict. Stability. Democracy?” conference in Belgrade last month, Marika will again travel to Belgrade this week. This time, she will participate in the Belgrade Security Forum.
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Words that hurt: The topic of Hate Speech in the digital media age is hot

2019-10-09

Words that hurt: The topic of Hate Speech in the digital media age is hot

It is with great pleasure that we can announce the publication of two working papers on Hate Speech this week. Both are written by the ECMI Senior Researcher Dr. Kyriaki Topidi.
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Summer School 2019 in Berlin – a complete success!

2019-09-10

Summer School 2019 in Berlin – a complete success!

One of the highlights was the opening lecture of Vello Pettai (current Professor of Comparative Politics at the University Tartu, Estonia and from March 2020 the new director at the ECMI). His presentation on ethnicity, nationalism and ethnopolitics was supplemented by a keynote lecture of the renowned Jan Rovny (CEE and LIEPP, Sciences Po) on ethnicity and political competition.
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The Annual Summer School on National Minorities in Border Regions 2019: The time has come!

2019-08-30

The Annual Summer School on National Minorities in Border Regions 2019: The time has come!

Only 2 days left until the 9th Annual Summer School on National Minorities in Border Regions will start in Berlin (01.09.19- 08.09.19).
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New Publication - co-edited by two ECMI researchers

2019-07-25

New Publication - co-edited by two ECMI researchers

By examining the feasibility of extending the scope of the protections already in place for national minorities to other categories of population such as new minorities, the publication’s focus is highly topical.
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Good Morning Falmouth!

2019-07-05

Good Morning Falmouth!

From her experience as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Council of Europe´s Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, Prof. Malloy will introduce a catalogue of the most important rights for minorities.
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Dr. Sergiusz Bober presents on ethnic community recognition in Central Asia at the ESCAS Conference in Exeter, UK

2019-07-03

Dr. Sergiusz Bober presents on ethnic community recognition in Central Asia at the ESCAS Conference in Exeter, UK

Last week, ECMI Senior Research Associate Dr. Sergiusz Bober presented a paper co-authored with ECMI Project Assistant Aziz Berdiqulov on the recognition/non-recognition/misrecognition of ethnic communities in Central Asia and Europe, during the 16th European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS) Conference titled “The Globality of Central Asia” organized at the University of Exeter, UK.
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ECMI heading to Moldova!

2019-07-02

ECMI heading to Moldova!

The ECMI has a new Moldova project.
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NON-TERRITORIAL AUTONOMY ARRANGEMENTS are constantly in ECMI`s focus

2019-07-01

NON-TERRITORIAL AUTONOMY ARRANGEMENTS are constantly in ECMI`s focus

As a part of its work on non-territorial autonomy arrangements, the ECMI is part of the European Non-Territorial Autonomy Network (ENTAN). ENTAN recently published three calls.
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Three recent additions to the ECMI Working Paper series from internal ECMI researchers

2019-06-28

Three recent additions to the ECMI Working Paper series from internal ECMI researchers

The ECMI published three Working Papers over the last few months, written by different members of the ECMI research team, covering varying topics both in terms of academic discipline and geographical focus.
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Call for papers: International conference “Minorities and Self-determination – 100th Anniversary of the Post-World War I Plebiscites” – 18-19 June 2020.

2019-06-27

Call for papers: International conference “Minorities and Self-determination – 100th Anniversary of the Post-World War I Plebiscites” – 18-19 June 2020.

This one-time conference is co-organised by the ECMI and the Danish Central Library for South Schleswig (DCBIB), both located in Flensburg, Germany. The organisations are pleased to announce that the call for papers is now open, with a submission deadline of 15th October 2019.
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ECMI in Canada!

2019-06-26

ECMI in Canada!

From 26-28 June ECMI Director Prof Malloy will be in Toronto to attend the Sixth Annual Conference of the International Association of Language Commissioners (IALC )
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Ljubica Djordjević at the FOURTH ANNUAL TARTU CONFERENCE  ON RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES

2019-06-20

Ljubica Djordjević at the FOURTH ANNUAL TARTU CONFERENCE ON RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES

ECMI Senior Research Associate Ljubica Djordjević participated in the Fourth Annual Tartu Conference on Russian and East European Studies that was held at the University of Tartu (Estonia)
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Media information on the new ECMI Director: Prof. Dr. Vello Pettai from the University of Tartu (Estonia)

2019-06-19

Media information on the new ECMI Director: Prof. Dr. Vello Pettai from the University of Tartu (Estonia)

The Executive Board of the European Centre for Minority Issues has named Prof. Dr. Vello Pettai, currently from the University of Tartu/Estonia, as the new Director of the ECMI. Prof. Pettai will take up his new position as ECMI Director on 1 March 2020.
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