Team

Prof. Dr. Vello Pettai

ECMI Director

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Dr. Sergiusz Bober

Senior Research Associate

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Dr. Andreea Cârstocea

Senior Research Associate

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Dr. Marika Djolai

Senior Research Associate

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Dr. Ljubica Đorđević-Vidojković

Dr. Ljubica Đorđević-Vidojković

Senior Research Associate

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Dr. habil. Kyriaki Topidi

Senior Researcher

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Viktoria Aygül

Researcher

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Aziz Berdiqulov

Researcher

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Caitlin Boulter

Caitlin Boulter

Researcher

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Polina Sulima

Researcher

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Craig Willis

Researcher

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Sonja Wolf

Sonja Wolf

Researcher

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Maj-Britt Risbjerg Hansen

Maj-Britt Risbjerg Hansen

Head of Secretariat

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Leopold Lingenberg

Secretarial Assistant

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Stanislav Černega

Communications Coordinator

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Katharina Jürgensen

Communications Coordinator / on maternity leave

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Mariana Jimsheladze-Buschhardt

Library Coordinator

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Fatima Soualhi

Intern

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Adrian Zeqiri

Adrian Zeqiri

Director ECMI Kosovo

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Nataliia Mekahal

Nataliia Mekahal

ECMI KYIV based representative, Ukraine

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Executive Board

Chairperson Prof. Dr. Jørgen Kühl 
Director of the A.P Møller Skolen, Schleswig, Germany 

Vice-Chairperson Dr. iur. Beate Sibylle Pfeil
Legal Expert for Minority Issues in Europe

Mr. Johannes Callsen
Der Beauftragte des Ministerpräsidenten des Landes Schleswig- Holstein in Angelegenheiten nationaler Minderheiten und Volksgruppen, Grenzlandarbeit und Niederdeutsch/ The Schleswig-Holstein Prime Minister`s Commissioner for Matters related to National Minorities and Ethnic Groups, Border Area Activities and Low German

Ms. Stine Jørgensen
Deputy director general in the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education, Copenhagen, Denmark

Mr. Christophe Kamp 
Director, Office of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities

Mr. Marco Leidekker
Head of the Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

Ms. Petra Nicolaisen
Member of the German Parliament (Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community)

Professor Garbi Schmidt 
Professor at the Department of Culture and Identity at the Roskilde University

Ms. Linda Pieper
Substitute for Mr. Callsen

Mr. Thorsten Afflerbach
Substitute for Mr. Leidekker

 

Consultants

Forrest Kilimnik 

Project Leader/Editor

Following graduation from the Erasmus Mundus Master’s Course “Global Studies – A European Perspective” with his detailed thesis titled The War of Laws: South Ossetia’s Movement for Self-Determination Between the Russian and Georgian Fronts, Forrest joined the ECMI regional office in Tbilisi in April 2010. Following his internship, Forrest collaborated with Tom Trier, director of ECMI - Caucasus, and George Tarkhan-Mouravi, co-director of the Institute for Policy Studies in Tbilisi, in writing a monograph on Meskhetian Turks and their planned repatriation to Georgia. From August 2010 onwards, he has reconceptualized and redesigned the ‘ethnopolitical map’ project based at the ECMI headquarters in Flensburg as the new interactive research website titled the Minority Map and Timeline of Europe (MMTE). Forrest is also currently a research associate at the University of Leipzig and has undertaken extensive schooling in the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Japan and the United States with a concentration on pan-European issues, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe as well as the former Soviet Union.

Contact: kilimnik@ecmi.de

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