Apply now for the Eighth Annual Summer School on “National Minorities and Border Regions”!

We are pleased to announce that applications for the Annual Summer School on “National Minorities and Border Regions” are now open! The eighth Summer School is organized in cooperation with Coppieters Foundation and will take place in Brussels between the 2nd and 9th of September. Deadline: 20th May.

The ECMI, in cooperation with Coppieters Foundation, will hold the eighth annual Summer School on National Minorities and Border Regions (NMBR) between the 2nd and 9th of September 2018. For the eighth consecutive time, academics and practitioners from the ECMI and its partner organizations will gather to deliver lectures and seminars, to share their expertise and exchange views and ideas with a group of international participants, this time in Brussels.

This year, the topic of the course will be “Diversity: European heritage and/or driver of change” with two key questions: Is diversity a historical feature of European societies and an asset contributing to their enrichment and development? Is it a negative factor and a threat to economic and political stability, to culture, and to societal cohesion?

The one-week training course will focus on cultural diversity as European heritage and as a driver of change, drawing connections between historical, current and future perspectives. Combining traditional and non-formal education methods, interactive sessions, and networking activities, the interdisciplinary training will foster critical thinking, multi-level exchange of knowledge and experience, and the establishment of a network of young activists and professionals.


This summer school is a joint initiative of ECMI and the Coppieters Foundation. This event is financially supported by the European Parliament. The European Parliament is not liable for the content of the conference or the opinions of the speakers.

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