ECMI Summer School 2011

In September 2011, ECMI organised the first Summer School. Twenty four students from a number of universities around Europe attended the first ECMI Summer School. According to the feedback we received, the participants valued the effectiveness of the Summer School to broaden the understanding of concepts and principles in the fields of national minorities and border regions, and to improve their ability to develop and carry out original research. The success of the first Summer School has established it as one of the fundamental annual activities of the European Centre for Minority Issues.

The courses offered were the following: 

Sketching the Landscape of National Minorities and Border Regions  
Dr. Martin Klatt, University of Southern Denmark 

Regionalization of Europe
Dr. Dorte Andersen, University of Southern Denmark

The European Minority Rights Regime 
Dr. Tove H. Malloy, European Centre for Minority Issues 

The Legal Framework for Cross-border Cooperation in Europe 
Alice Engl, European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen 

Case Study: The Russian Speaking Minority in Estonia 
Paulina Borowska, European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen 

Case Study: The Albanian Minority in Macedonia 
Paulina Borowska, European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen  

Sønderjylland-Schleswig: Economic cross-border cooperation 
Michael Schack, IHK Flensburg 

Sønderjylland-Schleswig: Cross-border Institutions and Cultural Cross-Border Cooperation
Andrea Graw-Teebken 

Ethnic Conflict and Conflict Management 
Professor Stefan Wolff, University of Birmingham 

Controlling Crime, Persons and Places across Internal EU-Borders
Dr. Gerd Battrup, University of Southern Denmark 

Borders as Barriers – Border Regions as a Chance 
Dr. Katarzyna Stoklosa, University of Southern Denmark

Deficiencies in Minority Policies
Dr. Alexander Osipov, European Centre for Minority Issues  

Conflicts in Border Regions
Dr. Steen Bo Frandsen, University of Southern Denmark

Role of Minorities in National and Transnational Reconciliation Processes
Dr. Jan Asmussen, CAU Kiel

In addition to the courses, the participants had the opportunity to meet the representatives of local minorities and those of the Federal Union of European Nationalities, an association of European minority organizations headquartered in Flensburg. 

ECMI founders:

The German Federal GovernmentThe German
Federal Government
The Danish GovernmentThe Danish
The Federal State Schleswig-HolsteinThe Federal State