ECMI sets up the Summer School 'National Minorities and Border Regions'

For the first time, ECMI launches a summer school in Flensburg. The main focus of the school is put on minority issues and cross-border cooperation. The distinguishing feature of the programme is the balance between theory and practice. Participants will not only learn about the theoretical aspects  - taught by researchers - but also about practical aspects, as administrators dealing with everyday problems of border regions and national minorities are expected to participate.

The summer school takes a multidisciplinary approach and the different topics are approached from several disciplines. Topics in the summer school include language, cross-border institutions and further cooperation, conflicts and reconciliation and minority rights protection. The disciplines approaching these topics include linguistics, political science, history, sociology and international law.

The classes will be conducted by researchers from the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and the European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC), who are responsible for researching of minorities from different perspectives. In addition, both representatives of local minorities and administrators dealing with the border region will share their experiences of practical problem-solving.

The school takes place on September, 4-10, 2011 in Flensburg, Germany.

Please visit the summer school’s website at www.nmbr.de

For more information please contact Ulrike Barten at summerschool[a]ecmi.de.

ECMI founders:

The German Federal GovernmentThe German
Federal Government
The Danish GovernmentThe Danish
The Federal State Schleswig-HolsteinThe Federal State