A year in facts and numbers: ECMI work in 2017 is summarized in our recent annual report with the title “Making a Difference in the Eastern Neighbourhood“.
ECMI Annual Reports highlight the main research, analysis, action and documentation results of the European Centre for Minority Issues. As such, the reports manifest how the Centre manages its ambition of delivering high-quality research, policy-relevant analysis, and of building bridges between majority-minority relations’ theory and practice.
Marking the key events of 2017 and relevant project work of the ECMI, this issue is named “Making a Difference in the Eastern Neighbourhood”. The publication provides information on the ECMI research activities, externally funded action projects, trainings, and events both at the headquarters in Flensburg and in regional offices. The issue has a special part dedicated to the ECMI activities in the Danish-German border region. The Report also includes lists of the ECMI team members and the publications issued throughout the 2017.
“2017 proved, once again, that minority issues are crucial. The events in Catalonia, regionalist activities and even separatist agendas in a number of Western European states, strained majority-minority relations on the Balkans, and challenges emerging from illiberalism, multiculturalism, migrations, and globalization offer evidence. Thus, the ECMI is a highly relevant institution furthering knowledge, insight and understanding of minority issues in a wider European context. The following pages show a collection of activities taking place in 2017.”
Prof. Dr. Jørgen Kühl
Chairman of the ECMI Executive Board
Highlights of the ECMI in 2017:
- ECMI is back in Georgia!
- ECMI Eastern Partnership Programme concludes.
- Minorities in Western Balkans: a follow-up project was implemented.