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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

Interim Director (Senior Research Associate)

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Dr. Sergiusz Bober

Dr. Sergiusz Bober

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

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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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Stanislav Černega

Stanislav Černega

Project Research Associate

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Dr. Ljubica Đorđević-Vidojković

Dr. Ljubica Đorđević-Vidojković

Senior Research Associate

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Nele Feuring

Nele Feuring

Assistant to the Secretariat

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Aydan Huseynova

Aydan Huseynova

Project Assistant

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Mariana Jimsheladze

Mariana Jimsheladze

Library Coordinator

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Katharina Jürgensen

Katharina Jürgensen

International Communications Coordinator

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Viktoria Aygül

Viktoria Aygül

Research Assistant

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Alisha Plambeck

Alisha Plambeck

Research Assistant/ Library Coordinator

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Dr. Zora Popova

Dr. Zora Popova

ECMI Senior Analyst

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Maj-Britt Risbjerg Hansen

Maj-Britt Risbjerg Hansen

Head of Secretariat / Project Coordinator

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Johanna Ruebcke

Johanna Ruebcke

Assistant to the Secretariat

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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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Dr. Marika Djolai

Dr. Marika Djolai

Senior Research Associate

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Lutz Andres

Lutz Andres

Accountant

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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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News from ECMI InfoChannel

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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ECMI presence at FUEN Congress 2019 in Bratislava

2019-06-18

ECMI presence at FUEN Congress 2019 in Bratislava

ECMI Senior Analyst Dr. Zora Popova gave a presentation and participated in a panel discussion on the minority situation in Ukraine, plus ECMI Research Assistant Craig Willis attended the full programme as an observer.
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The ECMI and the University of Siena hosted an international workshop on data protection and collection

2019-06-11

The ECMI and the University of Siena hosted an international workshop on data protection and collection

Data Protection Workshop at the ECMI:On May 28th and 29th, the ECMI hosted a workshop organised with the University of Siena as part of their Jean Monnet Project ‘Boosting European Security and Law’. In attendance were four scholars from the University of Siena as well as guest speakers from Serbia, Croatia and Hungary as well as the participation of four internal ECMI researchers.
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Erasmus Plus Project of Excellency

2019-06-08

Erasmus Plus Project of Excellency

As a result of the project evaluation by Erasmus+ (the EU-Programme for education, youth and Sport funded by the European Commission), the Teach-D project is now officially one of the Erasmus Plus projects of excellency.
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Career guidance and counselling for vulnerable groups in Serbia

2019-05-17

Career guidance and counselling for vulnerable groups in Serbia

The ECMI supports a new GIZ-project in Serbia and assists with its expertise in the field of access to education of Roma pupils.
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