Prof. Dr. Tove Hansen Malloy (Denmark)


Prof. Malloy is a political theorist by background specializing in the political and legal aspects of national and ethnic minority rights in international law and international relations, especially in the European context. Her areas of expertise cover the major international organizations, the European Union as well as individual countries. In addition to being Director at ECMI, Prof. Malloy heads up ECMI’s research cluster Citizenship and Ethics. Together with ECMI staff, she teaches a winter semester course at Europa-University Flensburg.

Her current research interests include non-territorial autonomy, minority citizenship, ethno-ecologism, minority indicators, and inter-sectional discrimination. Prof. Malloy has been called upon for expert advisory opinions by local and national governments, the Council of Europe, the OSCE and the European Commission. She is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities elected by the Committee of Ministers in respect of Denmark, and she serves as the Committee’s Rapporteur on gender equality.  

Her research has been funded by the European Commission, governments and private foundations. Prof. Malloy has previously taught at the EU's Master Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice, Italy, the Master in European Integration and Regionalism in Bolzano, the University of Bologna's European Master in Peace-making and Peace-building as well as the University of Southern Denmark’s Bachelor in European Studies. 

In addition to her academic career, Prof. Malloy has served in the Danish Foreign Service in numerous positions and represented the Danish Government in international fora on post-conflict resolution for Rwanda and Bosnia, transition and development for Albania as well as on indigenous affairs issues. Prof. Malloy is the author of National Minority Rights in Europe (OUP, 2005); she has co-edited books, including two textbooks, and authored numerous articles about minority issues. She is currently editing five volumes on non-territorial autonomy for Oxford University Press. She holds a doctorate in Government from the University of Essex (UK) and an MA in Humanities and Social Sciences from the University of Southern Denmark.


15 July 2018 - 16 July 2018

ECMI Director Prof. Malloy participates in the 10th Anniversary of the Bolzano/Bozen Recommendations on National Minorities in Inter-State Relations. The event with the title 'New Challenges and Lessons Learned' is organised by the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities. Read more here

11 June 2018 - 15 June 2018

ECMI team delivers a course on European Politics and National Minorities at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgystan. Read more here

20 March 2018 - 24 March 2018

ECMI Director Prof. Dr. Tove Malloy delivers a lecture and participates in series of workshops on the topic "Asymmetry in decentralised systems – balancing regional diversity with national harmony", taking place in Jakarta and Padang, Indonesia. The events are organised by Max Plank Foundation and Max Plank Institute (Heidelberg), Centre for Constitution Studies (Andalas University), Centre for Anti-Corruption Studies (UGM) – and Curtin University (Perth). Co-sponsors: Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung (Germany), Constitutional Court of Indonesia and Hanns Seidel Stiftung (Germany).

19 February 2018 - 23 February 2018

ECMI Director Prof. Dr. Tove H. Malloy is attending the 61st ACFC Plenary meeting in Strasbourg. 

12 February 2018

ECMI Director Prof. Dr. Tove H. Malloy and her researchteam for Ukraine travel together with international minority experts ( Mr. Johannes Callsen, Commissioner of the Minister-President of the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein for National Minorities and Ethnic Groups and Ms. Swetlana Krätschmar President of the City Council of Flensburg) to Kyiv, Ukraine.

The event is hosted by Dr. Rostyslav Pavlenko, Deputy Head of the Administration of the President of Ukraine and intends to advance the discourse on ethno-cultural relations and their development in Ukraine. Representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Education of Ukraine and representatives of the Experts’ Council on Ethno-Political Issues at the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine i.e. Prof. Dr. Volodymyr Yevtukh and Ms. Olha Zhmurko also attend the event. Dr. Andrii Yurash (Ministry of Culture of Ukraine) introduces the book “Constellation of Cultures”.

Prof. Dr. Tove H. Malloy presents the work of ECMI and the four pathways to sustainable ethno-governance in Ukraine. She also highlights the achievements of the EPP programme in Ukraine. Dr. Sergiusz Bober (Senior Research Associate at ECMI) moderates statements delivered by the national minorities on how they envisage cooperation with national and regional authorities.

To see the past events, please visit the ECMI Events Calendar here.

Tove H. Malloy

Current research

My current research interests are described on the pages for the Citizenship and Ethics Cluster

ECMI founders:

The German Federal GovernmentThe German
Federal Government
The Danish GovernmentThe Danish
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