ENTAN - European Non-Territorial Autonomy Network

ENTAN - European Non-Territorial Autonomy Network is a COST Action aimed at examining the concept of non-territorial autonomy (NTA). ENTAN particularly focuses on NTA arrangements for reducing inter-ethnic tensions within a state and on the accommodation of the needs of different communities while preventing calls to separate statehood.

The main objective is to investigate the existing NTA mechanisms and policies and to develop new modalities for the accommodation of differences in the context of growing challenges stemming from globalisation, regionalisation and European supranational integration. The network fosters interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary group work, and provides for training and empowerment of young researchers, academic conferences and publications, as well as for the dissemination of results to policy makers, civil society organisations and communities.

Key outputs
  • Report on state-of-the-art NTA theory and practice
  • Scientific publications from 4 conferences on NTA
  • Teaching materials from 4 training schools on NTA
  • Policy briefs/analysis on NTA theories & practice
  • NTA syllabus & textbook
  • NTA Website & dissemination materials
Key areas

The project tackles recent development in

  • the theories and practices of cultural diversity;

  • minority rights (including linguistic and educational rights);

  • state functions and sovereignty;

  • conflict resolution through policy arrangements; and

  • policy making and inclusiveness.

The ECMI is represented in the Management Committee by Dr. Ljubica Djordjević (member) and Dr. Kyriaki Topidi (substitute).

Contact person

Dr. Ljubica Đorđević-Vidojković

Ljubica Djordjević

Senior Researcher

Further Information

More information on the project's aims, outputs, and activities can be found on its website.

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