Craig Willis

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Craig works full-time for the ECMI as a junior researcher, primarily focusing on the role of national minorities in regional development and on minority language media across Europe. This includes a focus on the socioeconomic aspects of linguistic minorities such as Celtic language speakers in the British Isles. In addition, a second research pole is focused around the policy of Universal Basic Income and how redistributive policies would affect national minorities. This is covered from an EU-wide perspective but also focuses on arguments of justice and empowerment. His recent ECMI publications can be viewed here.

Alongside his research, Craig’s organisational responsibilities at the ECMI concern the International Conference “Minorities and Self-Determination - 100th Anniversary of the Post-World War I Plebiscites, the ECMI Summer School, plus editorial responsibility for a new expert interview series on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on minority language media. He was previously the lead coordinator of the ECMI Spring School.

A graduate of MA / MSc European Studies at Europa Universität Flensburg and the University of Southern Denmark, Craig is now enrolled as a PhD candidate at the Europa Universität Flensburg. His previous studies include a BA Business Management from the University of Brighton, UK. 

Selected publications

Willis, C. (2020) 'An overview of the UK’s approach to ethnic data collection in the context of the Framework Convention on the Protection of National Minorities', Journal on Ethnopolitical and Minority Issues in Europe, Issue 2/2020. (forthcoming)

Willis, C. (2020) 'Regional development performance in council areas of Scotland with the highest percentage of Gaelic speakers', ECMI Research Paper #121. Flensburg, Germany: European Centre for Minority Issues.

Willis, C. (2019) 'Would an EU-wide basic income compliment the aims of the Minority SafePack Initiative?', ECMI Working Paper #120. Flensburg, Germany: European Centre for Minority Issues. 

Willis, C. (2019) 'National minorities and regional development: A comparative overview of the Baltic States', ECMI Working Paper #117. Flensburg, Germany: European Centre for Minority Issues.

Wolf, S. & Willis, C. (2018) 'Universal basic income as a tool of empowerment for minorities', ECMI Working Paper #109. Flensburg, Germany: European Centre for Minority Issues. 

Selected conferences/workshops/guest lectures

9 September 2020: UACES Virtual Conference
Title of contribution: Universal Basic Income as a tool against minority marginalisation

Summer Semester 2020: BA European Cultures and Society - Europa Universität Flensburg
Title of module: Universal Basic Income: An Introduction (5 ECTS seminar)

Winter Semester 2019-20: MA European Studies, Europa Universität Flensburg
Title of module: Academic Writing (5 ECTS seminar)

Winter Semester 2019-20: MA Transformationstudien - Europa Universität Flensburg
Title of module: Universal Basic Income: An Introduction (5 ECTS seminar)

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