Support for Participation of Students Fleeing Conflict Zones in 12th Annual Summer School


Ever since its first edition in 2011, the Annual Summer School on National Minorities in Border Regions has been one of the fundamental annual activities of the European Centre for Minority Issues. In 2022, the Annual Summer School on National Minorities in Border Regions will examine the participation of national minorities in political life and is coorganized with the Coppieters Foundation.

The ECMI is committed to working for the improvement of the situation of Europe’s minorities and ensuring participation of the disadvataged groups and scholars. Therefore, the ECMI and the Coppieters Foundation decided to support the participation of three persons forced to flee conflict zones in the 12th Annual Summer School on National Minorities in Border Regions. This includes students forced to flee Ukraine during the ongoing war. The expenses related to the travel, accommodation, and tuition fee will be covered by the organizers.

With this support, the organizers aim to support the uninterrupted academic work of the applicants, which was affected by conflict, and integrate them into European scientific networks.

In order to be considered, applicants need to meet the following criteria:

  • left their home country no longer than five years ago at the moment of application due to armed conflicts and crises;
  • possess residential status in Europe related to an asylum or equivalent procedure;
  • have demonstrated interest and experience in national minority issues through studies or work;
  • be Masters or PhD level students, or practitioners dealing with national minority-related initiatives;
  • be able to travel to Oñati, the Basque Country, Spain.

For more info on the application process, go to the Summer School page.

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