ECMI seeks non-resident interns

ECMI-AnnouncementsWithin the frameworks of the “Media & Diversity” research project of Culture and Diversity cluster, ECMI offers additional places in the non-resident internship programme aiming at finding qualified volunteers to support the ECMI research team over the period November 2014 – March 2015. Deadline: 01 November 2014.

Since not all media outlets have online versions and some of the research activities might require work in public libraries or archives, ECMI seeks non-resident interns. Interns will be expected to work from their home countries or from the countries where they currently reside. Fluency in one or more of the minority languages used in that particular country, would be considered an asset.

The main task of the interns will be to assist the principal investigator Dr. Zora Popova, Head of ECMI Cluster Culture and Diversity in data gathering and processing of information.

The specific focus of this call falls on the coverage of minority issues in times of elections. Therefore the goal of the second phase of the research is to collect and analyze data from the pre- and post- EU elections period (May 2014) as well as from the respective last national and local elections in the particular country of residence of the interns.

Recognition of internship

Upon their successful performance, interns with be provided with all the necessary documents certifying completion of a full-time 3-month-internship with ECMI. If intern needs to cover a longer period, such can be agreed on an individual basis. Letters of recommendation will also be provided when the research output presented in the end of the internship meets the required standards. All additional issues will be discussed and agreed on an individual basis.

Unfortunately, the ECMI Media & Diversity internship programme does not offer remuneration but it offers a non-resident opportunity entailing no additional costs and time-flexibility.

ECMI believes that the non-resident format will suit students and young professionals who are interested in gaining practical research experience, in developing their professional skills under the methodological guidance of the ECMI experts and in the possibility for publishing their research findings with ECMI. Successful interns will become a part of the ECMI Interns Network and will be considered for further ECMI initiatives and research opportunities as ECMI field media experts.

Application Process

Application by electronic mail only; no phone calls accepted.

Interested applicants should submit an application via email with the reference in the subject line “Media & Diversity Internship CALL 2”, containing as attachments:

  1. Cover Letter, including the following details:
  • Applicants must indicate clearly the country they would like to cover if accepted. Candidates are allowed to indicate more than one country in their order of preferences
  • Applicants must indicate their language skills and level of fluency
  • Please specify the preferred starting date
  • Please explain your motivation (350 words max!)
  • Please provide names and contact details (including e-mail addresses) of two referees

2. Curriculum Vitae (indicating clearly prior research experience)

Emails should be sent to: Maj-Britt Risbjerg Hansen at hansen@ecmi.de

Application deadline: 1 November 2014

See further information about:

ECMI Internship Programme

List of Current Interns at ECMI

Media and Diversity Project 

Cluster Culture and Diversity

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ECMI Library Acquisitions – October 2014

ECMI Library NewsAs of October 2014, one can also find the following titles in the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) Library in Flensburg.

Carey, Henry F. (ed.), Romania since 1989. Politics, Economics and Society. Lanham, Boulder and New York: Lexington Books, 2003, 640 pp.
Appetizer and further data.

Demirdirek, Hülya, (Re)making of a Place and nation: Gagauzia in Moldova. Phd. Diss. Oslo: Department of Social Anthroplogy, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo. Oslo: University of Oslo, 2001, 300 pp.
Appetizer and further data.

Eichinger, Ludwig M., Albrecht Plewina, and Claudia Maria Riehl (eds.), Handbuch der deutschen Sprachminderheiten in Mittel- und Osteuropa (=Handbook of the German linguistic minorities in Central and Eastern Europe). Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 2008, 392 pp.
Appetizer and further data.

Gazzola, Michele, The Evaluation of Language Regimes. Theory and application to multilingual patent organizations. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2014, 380 pp.
Appetizer and further data.

Get the complete acquisitions list for October 2014.

The ECMI Library is an independent collection of books, journals and grey literature of more than 3,000 items covering many aspects of minority issues.

The highly specialized collection offers public access to a variety of materials in more than twenty languages on inter-ethnic relations, language and cultural issues and ethnic conflict in Europe.

The Library is especially strong in the area of minority protection with regards to international law. It also includes a useful reference section and a considerable number of published and unpublished reports dealing with the subjects mentioned above.

In addition to this, the ECMI Library is unique in that it includes an ever-growing number of annual reports of Ombudsman offices around the world, which provide insight into the human rights situation in many countries.

Current periodical and newspaper subscriptions reflect the multidisciplinary nature of ECMI research.

Reference services are provided both in-house and for the general public. The ECMI Library is physically at Schiffbrücke 12 in Flensburg, Germany and online via the
ECMI website.

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ECMI kick-off seminars in Belarus within EPP project

EPPECMI conducts the second wave of its kick-off seminars in Belarus. The kick-off seminars are organized within the frameworks of ECMI’s Eastern Partnership Programme (EPP).

After the successful launch of the first wave of kick-off seminars in Moldova in September, the ECMI EPP team is holding its second starting seminars in Belarus. The events will take place in Mahileu, located in the eastern part of the country, and in the nation’s capital city Minsk, on October 20th and 21st respectively.

Each seminar starts with the presentation of the EPP’s theme and objectives, followed by discussion on the country’s special needs and interests within the defined framework.
The starting seminar in Minsk is arranged in cooperation with the Faculty of International Relations of Belarusian State University. The kick-off in Mahileu is organized in partnership with Mahileu Foodstuff University.

About ECMI Eastern Partnership Programme

EPP encompasses Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine – countries that face various challenges and also have numerous achievements in the accommodation and governance of their ethnic and linguistic diversity. The programme is to be implemented throughout 2014-2017 and is funded by by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

The EPP’s goal is to enhance governance and to advance state policies on the prevention of ethnic discrimination and on the mainstreaming of national minorities issues according to European best practices in the target countries.

The EPP objectives are:

  • awareness-raising and capacity-buildingof public bodies in charge of diversity and equality management, consultative and advisory bodies on minority issues
  • dissemination and transfer of informationand know-how both on European standards and good practices through training, networking and dissemination.

The programme objectives are achieved by the means of trans-regional thematically-focused training seminars, by facilitating networking of public and civil society institutions and by joint activities aimed at monitoring and drafting thematic reports on the EPP focal issues.

The programme objectives are achieved by the means of trans-regional thematically-focused training seminars, by facilitating networking of public and civil society institutions and by joint activities aimed at monitoring and drafting thematic reports on the EPP focal issues.

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See also:

ECMI launches kick-off seminars within EPP project

Funding confirmed: ECMI will further diversity management in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine

Further details about EPP project

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ECMI Kosovo’s September 2014 newsletter released

KosovoThe ECMI Kosovo’s  September 2014 newsletter of the European Centre for Minority Issues Kosovo is now available online.

The past month’s update from European Centre for Minority Issues Kosovo was circulated. Please refer to ECMI Kosovo’s September 2014 newsletter to find the newsletter entries on ECMI Kosovo Project Updates:

  • Steering Committee Meeting
  • Training on the topic “Social Media – Simple Way to Mobilize”
  • Focus groups in Northern Kosovo
  • Roundtable discussion with minority women in Gračanica/Graçanicë
  • Second capacity building training of eight paralegals
  • Baseline Study on Gender Based Violence
  • Meetings with Serb and Gorani Community Networks
  • Monitoring the implementation of Advocacy Plans of the selected CSOs and CSO coalitions
  • Media Campaigning of the selected CSOs and CSO coalitions
  • Training for Municipal Assembly Members

In terms of institutional developmentsECMI Kosovo September 2014 newsletter talks about the Consultative Council and reports:

  • The Consultative Council for Communities elected its chairman and two of his deputies.

The ECMI Kosovo September 2014 newsletter also reports on  political developments:

  • The Assembly of Kosovo fails to elect a Speaker after a proposal from PDK; communities from the 6+ caucus voted for the proposal
  • The LDK-AAK-Nisma bloc are joined by Vetëvendosje; the latter set to lead the dialogue process with Serbia
  • “Srpska lista” ready to vote for whoever has a clear majority, wants additional clarifications on the role Vetëvendosje will play in a future coalition

See also: ECMI Kosovo Press Release on 14 October football match between Albania and Serbia

Archive: See previous newsletters from ECMI Kosovo

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ECMI Working Paper #80 released

ECMI PublicationsBelarusians in Poland: assimilation not implied by law by ECMI Project Research Associate Ms. Hanna Vasilevich is now issued as ECMI Working Paper #80.

In ECMI Working Paper #80 Ms. Hanna Vasilevich focuses on the situation of the Belarusian minority in Poland, an autochthonous ethnic group which traditionally resides in the eastern parts of today’s Podlaskie Voivodship and represents an integral part of the Belarusian-Polish borderland. The author argues that although Polish minority-related legislation formally complies with the international standards, its general effectiveness is significantly impeded by overall regional development of the Padliašša/Podlasie region.

Ms. Vasilevich discusses history of Belarusians in Poland within the context of today’s border formation as well as describing their current situation. While identifying the obstacles in regard to the situation of the Belarusian minority in Poland, the author presents the issue from social and political dimensions.

Ms. Hanna Vasilevich is ECMI Project Research Associate, contributing to cluster Politics and Civil Society. She also coordinates the ECMI Eastern Partnership Programme (EPP).

ECMI Working Papers © from European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI)

ECMI Working Papers are written either by the staff of European Centre for Minority Issues or by outside authors commissioned by the Centre. As ECMI does not propagate opinions of its own, the views expressed in any of its publications are the sole responsibility of the author concerned.

The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) is a non-partisan institution founded in 1996 by the Governments of the Kingdom of Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the German State of Schleswig-Holstein.

ECMI was established in Flensburg, at the heart of the Danish-German border region, in order to draw from the encouraging example of peaceful coexistence between minorities and majorities achieved here.

ECMI’s aim is to promote interdisciplinary research on issues related to minorities and majorities in a European perspective and to contribute to the improvement of interethnic relations in those parts of Western and Eastern Europe where ethnopolitical tension and conflict prevail.

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New JEMIE online: Europeanization and Minority Rights

Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in EuropeVolume 13, Issue 3, 2014 of the Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE) is now online. The issue discusses  Europeanization and minority rights from external conditionality to internal practices.

With the aim to move beyond earlier predictions, the issue explores new ways of understanding and bridging  Europeanization and minority politics. Each contribution to this volume addresses aspects of domestic-European interaction, focusing on specific countries, policy areas and minority groups. The articles explore Danish minority policy and Roma case studies as well as cases from Italy and France, Catalonia and Scotland.

The guest editor of the issue is Dr. Tamara Hoch Jovanovich.  The issue features contributions by:

Tamara Hoch Jovanovic, Introduction – Rethinking approaches to Europeanization of minority politics

Melanie H. Ram, Europeanized Hypocrisy: Roma Inclusion and Exclusion in Central and Eastern Europe

Kennet Lynggaard and Tamara Hoch Jovanovic, Selective Europeanization: A Path Dependency Perspective on Danish Minority Policy

Crepaz Katharina, The Impact of Europeanization on minority communities in ‘old’ member states: Italy and France

Angela K. Bourne, Europeanization and Secession: The cases of Catalonia and Scotland


Facts: Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE)

Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal edited under the auspices of the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI).

JEMIE is a multi-disciplinary journal which addresses minority issues across a broad range of studies, such as ethnopolitics, democratization, conflict management, good governance, participation, minority issues and minority rights.

It is devoted to comparative analyses of current developments in minority-majority relations in the wider Europe. JEMIE seeks to publish critical analyses of policies and developments in European institutions and member states, their relations with the countries of the European neighborhood and other immediate neighbors. Contributions on non-European perspectives on ethnopolitics in the wider Europe and on minority issues applicable to the wider global context are also welcome.

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ECMI launches Expert Database

ECMI-AnnouncementsECMI Expert Database is now online and lists international experts in the ECMI’s wider network that cooperates with our Centre on projects and programmes.

The ECMI launches its Expert Database search tool available for users on the ECMI homepage. Here you can Find an Expert and have a brief overview of the experts’ profiles: affiliation, research interests (thematically and geographically), languages and keywords indicating their expertise areas. It is searchable using keywords or names, and it is intended to assist media representatives as well as policy-makers in the area of minority issues.

The Expert Database lists international experts in the ECMI’s wider network who cooperate with our Centre on projects and programmes. Some are closely affiliated through our governing bodies, such as, ECMI non-resident researchers and advisory council members who assist the Centre in achieving its mission. All experts hold eminent expertise in the area of minority issues as well as specific expertise in selected fields pertaining to our work.

The Database will be updated regularly with new profiles.
Please contact the ECMI Secretariat for inquiries you might have.

Access the ECMI Expert Database


About ECMI
The ECMI is an international cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research and competence institution working directly with governments, civil society and international organisations in Europe. The ECMI aims to provide governments and the public debate with relevant information and analysis as well as to influence the European agenda-setting in the area of minority politics. In collaboration with our field offices in Georgia and Kosovo and in co-operation with academic institutions, the ECMI conducts applied research, training and advisory services in the area of minority-majority relations. The ECMI also co-operates with local universities and our research staff teaches relevant courses.

About ECMI Advisory Council
The ECMI Advisory Council consists of eminent scholars within the field of minority issues. The Council is appointed tri-annually by the ECMI Executive Board after consultation with the founders. The Advisory Council supports the ECMI mission by establishing contacts with persons, institutions and organizations, assume duties of representation and promote the ECMI activities vis-à-vis European institutions and in specialist circles. See the full list of ECMI Advisory council members.

About ECMI Non-resident Researchers
The ECMI is honoured to work with a group of eminent young scholars in the field of Minority Studies. These scholars are affiliated with the ECMI as non-resident Senior Research Associates while resident in their own capacity with some of Europe’s and the world’s best universities. They represent all the relevant disciplines as well as some of the best multi-disciplinary research in our area of work. They work with the ECMI on research projects, contribute to ECMI publications and training programmes as well as participate in ECMI events in Flensburg and throughout Europe. These scholars also form the core of the ECMI’s roster of experts which is available for the media. See the full list of the ECMI Non-resident researchers.

See also:
ECMI InfoChannel: The ECMI renews Advisory Council

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ECMI Advisory Council member joins Carnegie Europe

ECMI Links and CommentsECMI Advisory Council Member Dr Gwendolyn Sasse joins Carnegie Europe as a non-resident associate.

Last week the Brussels office of Carnegie Europe announced the appointment of Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse as a non-resident associate. Her research focusing on Ukraine, EU enlargement, the EU’s relations with its Eastern neighbors and Russia, Dr. Sasse will join Carnegie as a political scientist specializing in Eastern Europe. European Centre for Minority Issues congratulates Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse on her new undertaking.

Sasse is professor of comparative politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations and the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies at the University of Oxford, where she also works on ethnic conflict, minority issues, migration, and diaspora politics.

Prior to her 2007 arrival in Oxford, Sasse was a senior lecturer in the European Institute and the Department of Government at the London School of Economics.

Her most recent books include The Crimea Question: Identity, Transition, and Conflict (Harvard University Press, 2007), which won the Alexander Nove Prize awarded by the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies; Europeanization and Regionalization in the EU’s Enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe: the Myth of Conditionality (Palgrave, 2004; co-authored with James Hughes and Claire Gordon); and Ethnicity and Territory in the Former Soviet Union: Regions in Conflict (Frank Cass, 2001; co-edited with James Hughes). She has also published extensively in academic journals.

Sasse is a member of the Advisory Council of the European Centre for Minority Issues in Flensburg, Germany. She comments regularly on East European politics, in particular on Ukraine, in U.S., British, and European media outlets.

See the original announcement of Carnegie Europe

Also relevant:

ECMI InfoChannel: “Bridging Belarus”

ECMI InfoChannel: “ECMI renews its Advisory Council”

About ECMI

The ECMI is an international cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research and competence institution working directly with governments, civil society and international organisations in Europe. The ECMI aims to provide governments and the public debate with relevant information and analysis as well as to influence the European agenda-setting in the area of minority politics. In collaboration with our field offices in Georgia and Kosovo and in co-operation with academic institutions, the ECMI conducts applied research, training and advisory services in the area of minority-majority relations. The ECMI also co-operates with local universities and our research staff teaches relevant courses.

About ECMI Advisory Council

The ECMI Advisory Council consists of eminent scholars within the field of minority issues. The Council is appointed tri-annually by the ECMI Executive Board after consultation with the founders. The Advisory Council supports the ECMI mission by establishing contacts with persons, institutions and organizations, assume duties of representation and promote the ECMI activities vis-à-vis European institutions and in specialist circles.   See full list of ECMI Advisory Council members.

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Billeder fra Georgien

Natela GrigalashviliUdstillingen ”Ethnic Minorities in Georgia” af den georgiske fotograf Natela Grigalashvili viser det multikulturelle Georgien med dets væld af forskellige befolkningsgrupper. Omkring 16 procent af Georgiens befolkning tilhører etniske mindretal. Landet huser over tyve større etniske mindretalssamfund. De udstillede værker dækker en række af dem, herunder armenere, yezedikurdere, assyrere, osseter,udi, jøder og roma. Udstillingen og den ledsagende bog er udgivet af European Centre for Minority lssues Caucasus og det georgiske parlaments udvalg for menneskerettigheder og civil integration. Når ECMI bringer udstillingen til rådhuset i Flensborg , er det i håb om at give de besøgende et inspirerende kig ind i det multikulturelle Georgien.

Natela Grigalashvili blev født i Khashuri i Georgien i 1965. Hendes biografi er rig og varieret, med mange aktiviteter, priser, udstillinger, og en vifte af forskellige arbejdserfaringer. Hun er mest kendt som fotograf og dekoratør.

Fotoserien om Georgiens etniske mindretal kan ses på rådhuset i Indgangshallen, Nord i Flensburg fra den 6. til 24. oktober.

Stadt Flensburg, Rathausplatz 1, 24931 Flensburg

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se yderlige her:

ECMI præsenterer Georgien-billeder på Flensborgs danske centralbibliotek

Photo Ausstellung GE

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Bilder aus Georgien

Natela GrigalashviliDie Ausstellung ”Ethnic Minorities in Georgia” von der georgischen Fotografin Natela Grigalashvili zeigt im Flensburger Rathaus die Vielfalt des multikulturellen Georgiens mit seinen mehr als zwanzig ethnischen Minderheiten. Rund 16 Prozent der Bevölkerung gehört zu einer dieser Bevölkerungsgruppen – u.a. Armenier, Yezedi-Kurden, Osseten, Awaren, Udinen, Juden und Roma. Die Ausstellung und das Begleitbuch wurden in Zusammenarbeit mit dem European Centre for Minority lssues Caucasus und des Ausschusses für Menschenrechte und Bürger-Einbindung des georgischen Parlaments vorbereitet. Den Besuchern der Ausstellung im Flensburger Rathaus soll ein Einblick in das multikulturelle Georgien gegeben werden.

Die Fotografin Natela Grigalashvili wurde 1965 in Khashuri in Georgien geboren. lhre Biographie ist geprägt von unterschiedlichen Tätigkeiten und Ausstellungen. Bekannt wurde sie vor allem durch ihre Arbeit als Fotografin und Raumgestalterin.

Die Foto-Ausstellung im Rathaus, Eingangshalle Nord kann zwischen dem 6. und 24. Oktober besucht werden.

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Lesen Sie auch hier:
ECMI präsentiert Bilder aus Georgien in der Dänischen Zentralbibliothek in Flensburg

Photo Ausstellung GE

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