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The European Yearbook of Minority Issues: We are currently looking for submissions for the 2021 volume

The European Yearbook of Minority Issues presents a critical review of contemporary developments in minority-majority relations in Europe. It combines analysis, commentary and documentation in relation to conflict management, international legal developments and domestic legislation affecting minorities in Europe. Interested authors are invited to submit an abstract by 23 January 2022, based on which selected authors will be invited to write full contributions by 15 April 2022.

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Ein Brief mit Folgen...

Anlässlich des Todestages des ECMI Gründervaters und ehemaligen Grenzlandbeauftragten Kurt Hamer, möchten wir  Ihnen heute einen besonderen Brief  zeigen. Die folgenden Zeilen hat Kurt Hamer an den Ministerpräsidenten des Landes Schleswig-Holstein verfasst. Obwohl  der Brief  wegen des Todes von Kurt Hamer (03.01.1991) nicht mehr rechtzeitig abgeschickt werden konnte, haben seine Gedanken die Geschichte des europäischen Zentrums für Minderheiten maßgeblich beeinflusst

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ECMI Minorites Blog. On Hyphenated Identities

In the spring of 2021, the Danish Borderland Association published the book Danskerne findes i mange modeller – portrætter af 15 unge med bindestregsidentitet by Marlene Fenger-Grøndahl. The book consists of fifteen interviews with young so-called cultural ambassadors of the Borderland Association, as well as essays on the history of the Danish-German borderland and the concept of a hyphenated identity that the young respondents refer to. In minority research, the concept of a hyphenated identity is both used and contested. However, the interviews underline that the concept can serve as an important backdrop for the empowerment of young people with minority identities. This ECMI Minorites Blog entry is written by Garbi Schmidt, professor of Cultural Encounters at Roskilde University. 

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Daniel Günther at ECMI Anniversary Reception


Daniel Günther and Other High-Ranking Guests at ECMI Anniversary Reception

On 3rd December 2021, the ECMI turned 25.
To celebrate this special event, the Centre organised an anniversary panel discussion followed by a small reception at its headquarters. It was a great honour to welcome the prime minister of Schleswig-Holstein – Daniel Günther – at the celebration. Prime Minister Günther congratulated the Centre and emphasised its significant contribution to Schleswig-Holstein`s pioneering role regarding the minority rights regime in the past 25 years.

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