Opportunities at ECMI

The ECMI hosts every year a number of visiting researchers through its Fellows Programmes. The Programmes are designed to provide educational opportunities at the Centre and also function as tools to encourage exchange between the resident researchers and scholars working on minority issues at other institutions. The aim is thus to make the ECMI an international research environment by bringing to the Centre scholars with experiences from other cultures as well as those who lack opportunity of mobility in Europe. The Programmes also offer an opportunity to learn from the governance scheme in place in the border region while participating in the ECMI’s international and research activities. For more information, follow the links below:

Visiting Fellows Programme

Master Dissertation Fellows Programme

Pre-proposal Fellows Programme

Internship Programme

EU Marie Curie Fellowship

Political Science and International Studies PhD by distance learning programme

From time to time, the ECMI also recruits researchers for specific positions. Job announcements are posted on our homepage and InfoChannel.

ECMI Seeks: International Communications Coordinator

The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) invites applications for a position as international Communications Coordinator. We are looking for someone to help us raise our online presence and relations with international media as well as help us ensure our communication is of a high quality and makes an impact. ECMI is committed to working for the improvement of the situation of Europe’s national and ethnic autochthonous minorities through heightened awareness of minority rights and minority issues among all relevant actors.


The Communications Coordinator will be in charge of disseminating in English about our work and activities to our international network and partners, stakeholders as well as our followers. This is currently done through our InfoChannel and digital media taking direction from our mandate and mission. S/he will incorporate dissemination about activities at our regional offices as well as work with individual researchers and teams developing their research results into communication outputs. S/he will be in charge of preparing the ECMI online publications for publication as well as for the development of our annual reports and our PR material. S/he will tail our project staff in the field disseminating about selected activities and cooperation with partners. The Communications Coordinator will also be asked to provide advice on specific communication strategies for projects. Some travel is required throughout continental Europe.

Skills / Knowledge

Candidates are required to document a degree in journalism or media-related studies with some social science knowledge as well as work experience from media-related positions. S/he has an excellent understanding of communications, web, publications, PR and media strategies and a good understanding of project management in relation to publication production processes and systems. S/he has knowledge of international print and broadcast media. Experience of working internationally and in a cross-cultural environment is required. S/he has a track record of managing information flows as well as producing and managing web content. Experience with international media strategizing is an asset. Prior knowledge from the field of minority issues and the European minority rights regime is desired. Proficiency of English is a must. Residence in Flensburg is a requirement.  

The successful candidate is a flexible person, who is able to handle a complex and varied workload against internal and external deadlines across the organization; who has the capacity to listen actively to people from varying backgrounds and with a range of political, cultural, and value orientations, to understand their point of view, and to respond both clearly and sensitively; who has the ability to make decisions efficiently and to know when to consult; who has the ability to inspire, educate and motivate colleagues on communication issues; who is willing to adapt to changing priorities and to be self-servicing, with a proven ability to work as part of a team as well as independently; who will be willing to discuss and resolve problems with colleagues and partners as they arise and in a constructive and open manner; who will work irregular hours on occasions and travel internationally and most of all who has sympathy with and commitment to ECMI’s mission, values and working methods.

A contract for 12 months is offered initially. The ECMI is a German-Danish inter-governmental organisation under private German law which governs the contract conditions. ECMI is an equal opportunities institution and strives to achieve parity between women and men thus explicitly welcoming applications from men as well as from candidates of any social, racial or ethnic background. ECMI is a non-smoking environment. 

Dates / Contact

Interested applicants are asked to submit a CV and any relevant material to document their knowledge and experience. Application material should be marked “International Communications Coordinator”. It may be sent electronically to Ms. Maj-Britt Risbjerg Hansen (Hansen@ecmi.de) no later than 22.06.2018. Short-listed candidates may be invited for interviews.



ECMI founders:

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