As of 1 January Dr. Jennifer Jackson-Preece has taken over as chairperson of the ECMI Advisory Council. Jackson-Preece succeeds Professor James Hughes who held the post in 2012.
The ECMI Advisory Council that is now headed by Jackson-Preece is there to promote the ECMI activities towards European institutions and specialists within the field of minority issues. The role of the Council is also to support the ECMI mission by establishing contacts to relevant persons, institutions and organizations.
The Council is a supportive body of the European Centre for Minority Issues not to be confused with the ECMI Executive Board. ECMI Advisory Council members are appointed by the ECMI Executive Board, while the Advisory Council chairperson is elected by the Council itself.
The current ECMI Advisory Council
The ECMI Advisory Council consists of eminent scholars within the field of minority issues. The current team was established in 2010. The 2010 team members have all excelled in the area of minority research and represent new disciplines that ECMI finds increasingly relevant to its research field.
The current members of the ECMI Advisory Council are Dr. Jennifer Jackson-Preece, Professor James Hughes, Professor François Grin, Professor Thomas Diez, Dr. Kinga Gal, Professor Joseph Marko, Dr. Nils Muiznieks, Professor Stefan Oeter, Professor Levente Salat, Dr. Gwendolyn Sasse, Professor Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, Professor Stefan Wolff, and Professor Will Kymlicka.