10th Anniversary Press Release


The European Centre for Minority Issues was founded in 1996 by the governments of Denmark, Germany and Schleswig-Holstein to symbolize good cooperation in the border region between Denmark and Germany. In the past years, we have become one of the leading academic institutions dealing with minority issues and have been successfully engaged in the field of conflict resolution and interethnic relations within Europe and beyond.

On 4th December 2006 ECMI celebrates its 10th anniversary at the Restaurant Borgerforeningen.

The speakers will be:

  • Dr. Uwe Döring
    Europa minister
  • Dr. Knud Larsen
    Chairman of the Board
  • Uffe Toudal Pedersen
    Department Head in the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Dr. Christoph Bergner
    State Secretary in the Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Alyson Bailes
    Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  • Dr. Marc Weller Director
    European Centre for Minority Issues

All speeches will be available on the ECMI homepage www.ecmi.de after the celebration.


Some Impressions from our anniversary event
We have collected some pictures from our event, which you can view online.

ECMI founders:

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