2022-04-22Support for Participation of Students Fleeing Conflict Zones in 12th Annual Summer School
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.
2022-03-29ECMI Minorities Blog. Ukraine’s National Minorities Trapped by the War: the Cases of Ethnic Greeks and Bulgarians
As the war against Ukraine erupted on 24 February 2022, national minorities found themselves among its first victims, both as individuals and communities characterized by unique knowledge, language, and culture. This piece looks into the immediate effects of the war on ethnic Greeks and Bulgarians, and potential lessons learned for the state of Ukraine and its minorities from these tragic events. Whereas ethnic Greeks strive for physical survival in a besieged city of Mariupol and its surroundings, ethnic Bulgarians have mobilized in support of refugees. Those situations highlight the role of minority community leaders in voicing support for the Ukrainian authorities and as facilitators of aid from kin-states, as well as turn minority civil society organizations (CSOs) into agents of change of nation-wide significance.
2022-03-28Aufruf Wissenschaftskooperation mit Kolleg*innen aus Russland und Belarus
Ukraine-Krieg: Das ECMI unterzeichnet, zusammen mit zahlreichen Institutionen der deutschen Osteuropaforschung, einen Appell an die Forschung. Dieser warnt vor Diskriminierung in der Wissenschaft.
2022-03-28Call for Contributions to ECMI Minorities Blog Related to National Minorities and War in Ukraine
The ECMI Minorities Blog, published by the European Centre for Minority Issues (Flensburg, Germany), is a space for reflection and analysis of current issues, national or international, related to national, ethnic, and linguistic minorities. The blog is open to authors with a longstanding experience in research concerning minorities, as well as those who are at the beginning of their academic careers. In view of the recent events in Ukraine, the editors decided to create a special section on the ECMI Minorities Blog, dedicated to reflections on the situation and impact of war on national minorities, in and outside of Ukraine.