ECMI Research Clusters

Prof. Dr. Vello Pettai

ECMI Director (1 March 2020)

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Dr. Andreea Carstocea

Acting Director (Senior Research Associate)

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Dr. Sergiusz Bober

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

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Viktoria Aygül

Research Assistant/ on maternity leave

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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

Project Assistant

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Mariana Jimsheladze

Library Coordinator/ on maternity leave

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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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Polina Sulima

Project Assistant

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Dr. Kyriaki Topidi

Senior Research Associate

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Craig Willis

Research Assistant

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Sonja Wolf

Sonja Wolf

Junior Research Associate/ on maternity leave

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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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*** ECMI Minorities Blog: Regulating Hate Speech Online for Minorities: “Regulate First, Ask Questions Later”? ***

2019-11-12

*** ECMI Minorities Blog: Regulating Hate Speech Online for Minorities: “Regulate First, Ask Questions Later”? ***

Read the first ECMI Minorities Blogpost on Hate Speach regulation, written by ECMI Senior Researcher Dr. Topidi.
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Minority and Security experts bundle their knowledge: Workshop of the Conflict and Security Cluster!

2019-11-07

Minority and Security experts bundle their knowledge: Workshop of the Conflict and Security Cluster!

Under the title: “Insecurity from below: Minorities, Security and Securitisation of Group Relations” the ECMI has invited renowned experts from various fields of Minorities and Security. On the 6th and 7th of November, they will share their understanding of the most important security issues for minorities in Europe.
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Can an EU-wide basic income compliment the Minority SafePack Initiative?

2019-10-29

Can an EU-wide basic income compliment the Minority SafePack Initiative?

This research comes at a timely moment, with representatives of the Federal Union of European Nationalities currently visiting EU member state governments and parliaments to lobby for support for the MSPI. The latest publication in the ECMI Working Paper series analyses the broader goals of the Minority SafePack Initiative (MSPI) and considers whether a form of universal basic income (UBI) could be a tool to enhance the situation of national minorities within the European Union.
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The newest ECMI Issue brief introduces the concept of national minority capital

2019-10-23

The newest ECMI Issue brief introduces the concept of national minority capital

In eight pages, the author of the issue brief, Dr. Zora Popova explains the concept of national minority capital and defines it against the background of minority and social capital studies.
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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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