During the orientation week at the IFSH, Ms. Tamari Bulia (Communications and Outreach Coordinator) presented the work of the ECMI to the new students, focusing on current projects, research areas and possibilities for junior scholars at the ECMI. The students were curious about who “national minorities” are and what specific measures the ECMI takes to promote minority rights. Some of the specific topics of the interest were new and old minorities, reconciliation and the case of Kosovo, national minorities and impact of traditional media.
On the last day of the orientation week ECMI Senior Research Associate Mr. Sergiusz Bober took part in the IFSH network meeting and met other members of the network. Among the organizations presented were the Berghof Foundation, the Center for Peace Studies at the University of Tromsø, the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflicts (IFHV), the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), and the Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF).
As part of the cooperation between the IFSH and the ECMI, the students are able to spend the second half of their studies at the ECMI headquarters. ECMI Senior Researchers supervise the IFSH students at the Kompagnietor in MA thesis writing and support them in developing their knowledge in minority rights.
About the IFSH
The Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg is an independent research institution that promotes the postulate that peace and security are “two sides of the same coin”. Together with research, the Institute also undertakes teaching and consulting as part of its activities. IFSH has offered a postgraduate program in Peace and Security Studies since 2002.
The ECMI cooperates with a number of universities and MA programmes across Europe. The ECMI teaches modules and supervises dissertations in the Bachelor of Science in European Studies at the University of Southern Denmark, and in the Master of Arts in European Studies at the Europa-Universtitat Flensburg. Among our other cooperation partners are the Master Programme in “Studies in European Societies” at the Center for German and European Studies at the St. Petersburg State University, the Master in Intercultural Communication and European Studies of the University of Applied Sciences in Fulda, the Master in Political Science of the University of Zagreb, the Master in International Politics and International Law at the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel, and the University of Swansea.