The ECMI has extensive cooperation with multiple partners across Europe and beyond. It is in ongoing communication with its circle of partners and experts.


  • ENTAN (European Non-Territorial Autonomy Network)
    ENTAN i​​​​​​s 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.
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  • Minority Competence Network of Schleswig-Holstein and Southern Denmark
    The Network has been spearheaded by the Commissioner for National Minority Affairs in Schleswig-Holstein, Johannes Callsen, as a project development forum for the entire German-Danish region. The Network operates as an independently registered entity, and will propose projects and activities for supporting national minorities the Northern and Southern Schleswig area. The state of Schleswig-Holstein will provide initial funding for Network with other partners possibly joining later on. 

  • KoFrieS (Cooperation Network Peace Research and Security Policy)
    KoFrieS is a network of different academic institutions from Germany and abroad supporting the Peace and Security Studies M.A. programme of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH).
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  • European Wasatia Graduate School for Peace and Conflict Resolution
    The academic core of this trilateral project lies in an interdisciplinary, transnational and multi-religious doctoral program; it identifies truth as well as law as a condition for peace and conflict resolution in the Israeli-Palestinian relationship. The Wasatia Graduate School is conceived of as a forum for interdisciplinary scholarship conducted within the framework of an international network that regards reconciliation an essential component in social conflict resolution strategies.
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Institutional Memberships

  • Committee of Experts on Roma and Traveller Issues (ADI-ROM)
    Terms of Reference: Under the authority of the Committee of Ministers and bearing in mind the Council of Europe’s legal standards, the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and the findings and recommendations of the relevant monitoring mechanisms, the ADI-ROM steers the Council of Europe’s intergovernmental work toward protection and promotion of the human rights of Roma and Travellers and their inclusion and activie participation in society.
    The ECMI has a status of Participant (may send a representative without the right to vote).
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Advisory Council

  • Dr. Jennifer Jackson Preece (Chairperson)
    Associate Professor of Nationalism at the European Institute & Department of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Prof. Florian Bieber
    Professor at The University of Graz and Centre for East European Studies, Graz
  • Mr. Boriss Cilevics
    Deputy of the Saeima (Parliament of Latvia) and a member of the Latvian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
  • Prof. François Grin
    Director of the Observatoire Langues Formation, University of Geneva, Switzerland. Professor of Economics at the School of Translation and Interpretation, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Prof. David J. Galbreath
    Professor of International Security, University of Bath, UK
  • Prof. Rainer Hofmann
    Co-Director of Wilhelm Merton Centre,
    Professor at Johann-Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt
  • Prof. James Hughes
    Professor of Political Science at London School of Economics, UK
  • Prof. Will Kymlicka
    Professor, Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
  • Prof. Stefan Oeter
    Professor of Law at the University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Prof. John Packer
    Professor of Law, Director, Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Prof. Levente Salat
    Professor of Political Science at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania
  • Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse
    Director, Centre of East European and International Studies (Zentrum für Osteuropa- und internationale Studien, ZOiS), Berlin
  • Prof. David Smith
    Professor of Baltic History and Politics, School of Social and Political Science, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Prof. Michal Vašečka
    Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts (BISLA) and Bratislava Policy Institute (BPI), as well as Member of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)
  • Prof. Stefan Wolff
    Professor of International Security, University of Birmingham, UK

ECMI Founders