The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) is a German Private Law foundation. It is a non-profit research institute exempted from taxes in accordance with relevant German legal provisions (§ 5 Par. 1 Nr. 9 KStG).

Accountable regulatory body:
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Schleswig-Holstein

Accountable tax authority:
Finanzamt Flensburg, Germany

The ECMI Executive Board chaired by Dr Jørgen Kühl, represented by Director Prof. Dr. Vello Pettai ECMI Director (1 March 2020), Dr. Sergiusz Bober (Interim Director) and Dr. Andreea Carstocea (Interim Director).

Seat of the organisation:
Schiffbrücke 12 (Kompagnietor)
24939 Flensburg, Germany

Phone: +49 46114149-0
Fax: +49 46114149-19


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