Culture & Diversity

Is diversity a societal asset or a key challenge to integration and social cohesion? What are the mechanisms that foster societal cohesion of culturally diverse societies? What are the challenges to, and the prospects for, ensuring minority rights in education, media, and language policies?

Through a number of research angles, the Cluster addresses one of the key challenges that societies and governments face today – the management of cultural diversity. Acknowledging the visibility and variety of cultural conflicts globally, the research programme departs from the assumption that “cultural differences such as language, religion, traditions and ethnicity are non-negotiable, but being politically relevant they have significant potential to fuel tensions if manipulated or abused”.The Cluster therefore aims to contribute to the understanding of such conflicts and to policy-making processes conducive to intercultural dialogue and societal cohesion shaping contemporary democracies, human and cultural rights.

Head of Cluster

Kyriaki Topidi

Senior Researcher

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News from the Cluster


Intersectionality Workshop: Minority Women and Intersectionality: A Renewed Research Agenda?

ECMI`s research cluster Culture & Diversity recently held a running Intersectionality Workshop titled Minority Women and Intersectionality: A Renewed Research Agenda?

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Call for Papers - Deadline Extended: Workshop "Minority Women and Intersectionality: A Renewed Research Agenda?"

We are looking for paper proposals for our workshop Minority Women and Intersectionality: A Renewed Research Agenda? in Flensburg on on 10-11 July 2023. We have extended the deadline for abstract submissions to 30 May.

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Expert Workshop on the War in Ukraine and its Impact on Ethno-Religious Minorities in the Region Held at the ECMI

The European Centre for Minority Issues hosted a two-day expert workshop on May 4-5, 2023. The workshop aimed to provide a platform for academics, researchers, and experts to share their insights and discuss the ongoing conflict's impact on the ethno-religious minorities in Ukraine.

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