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Less equal than others: national minorities and the overlooked challenge of socio-economic inequalities


ECMI Minorities Blog. Less equal than others: National minorities and the overlooked challenge of socio-economic inequalities

Socio-economic inequalities are part and parcel of people’s everyday life in any society; yet for people who belong to ethnic, linguistic, religious, or cultural communities, these inequalities tend to be markedly greater than for others. Quite often, national minority communities face higher hurdles in accessing employment and gaining incomes on a par with those of the majority, and have lower access to adequate healthcare services, housing, education, or public services in general. And yet, a conversation about the socio-economic inequalities facing minority communities, the specific challenges they face, or the ways in which their participation might be improved is largely absent.

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ECMI 25th Anniversary Publication Bundles


Two more Anniversary Bundles are out.

After the release of our first thematic bundle Minorities in the Digital Age four weeks ago, the second thematic bundle Non-Territorial Autonomy and the third thematic bundle Self-Determination and Secession are now publicly accessible as well.

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The ECMI furthers its cooperation with the Schackenborg Foundation and the Danish Foreign Policy Society

On 16 September, a new panel discussion will be held at the Schackenborg Castle in Tønder, Denmark. Following last year’s celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Danish-German border region’s plebiscites, this panel discussion will focus on the future of the region. The geopolitical challenges which lie ahead of Germany and Denmark, their cooperation prospects and possible risks will be among the issues to discuss. Under the promising title “German and Danish Challenges – in European perspective”, the organisers have invited renowned discussants and experts.

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First of ECMI 25th Anniversary Publication Bundles Is Out

In December, the ECMI will have been opened for incredible twenty-five years. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the ECMI commissioned an analysis of its entire publication collection, aiming to identify key analytical areas, where the ECMI’s publications have had the most impact. The analysis singled out 10 themes which will be presented in thematic bundles every other week. The first thematic bundle 'Minorities in the Digital Age' follows this year Summer School's topic.

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