2020-04-09ECMI Minorities Blog: The Spanish Roma community in the time of coronavirus. A narrative perspective.
The idea of the present blog piece is to provide a reader with a snapshot of the narratives concerning the Spanish Roma community produced during the coronavirus pandemic in Spain. Sources analysed in this piece allow a claim that conspiracy theories and anti-Roma stereotypes are not absent in coronavirus-hit Spain. Such narratives are produced mostly spontaneously by prejudiced individuals, while in certain cases also the mainstream media are contributing to the promotion of the antigypsyist views.
2020-04-02The 10th Annual Summer School on National Minorities in Border Regions – a joint initiative with Coppieters Foundation – is in the starting blocks
Even though COVID-19 is currently posing unprecedented challenges across Europe, we are still working on our Annual Summer School for 2020 and can proudly announce that the 10th Annual Summer School on National Minorities in Border Regions – a joint initiative with Coppieters Foundation – is in the starting blocks and is this year returning home to Flensburg, after two successful years in Brussels and Berlin.
2020-03-30ECMI Minorities Blog: Corona or Minority Crises?
The Corona Crisis affects us all. Almost silently the virus reached Europe a few weeks ago and today it is the most discussed topic in the media and in our society. Many questions have been raised: “How can I get to work?”, “What consequences does the virus have for my children and their schooling?” or “Is it still reasonable to visit my parents/ grandparents?” Not to mention the many pressing economic questions concerning the future of jobs and the security of livelihoods. One question, however, also shouldn’t be neglected: "What has been the effect of the corona crisis on minorities?"
This blog represents a collective effort by the staff at the ECMI to bring together a variety of information and observations as to how corona is impacting on minority lives, minority policies, cultural diversity and social harmony.