Featuring a presentation by Adrian Schaefer-Rolffs, M.A. and doctoral candidate (University of Hamburg), and Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schnapp (University of Hamburg) the event addressed the latest findings on the higher-than-estimated number of minorities in the border region, and the questions that have arisen about both minority politics and policy in Germany and Denmark:
- Do the higher numbers of minorities in the border region require a redefinition of strategies for participation and cultural rights?
- Do more members mean more political influence?
- Does the broader geographical spread of minority families mean extended support for minority schools and organizations?
- Do more speakers of a minority language mean greater accommodation of that language in the public space?
- Should research cover other minorities in the border region?