ECMI selected to host three interns of Romani background

ECMI Organizational - European Centre for Minority IssuesECMI Flensburg has been selected by the European Academic Network on Romani Studies to host three interns of Romani background in 2013.

Interns of Romani background are now getting the chance to carry out research at the European Centre for Minority Issues’ (ECMI) headquarters. The interns are expected to take up the challenge in Flensburg from February on.

Following an open call for applications, ECMI has already selected three suitable candidates; two from Romania, and one from Bulgaria. Each of them will spend two months in Flensburg.

The three selected interns will do research on Roma immigration, Roma access to health services, and educational alternatives to penal punishments for young offenders.

ECMI wish to promote Roma studies

ECMI’s interest in hosting interns of Romani background is twofold:

ECMI wishes to encourage and promote the participation of early career researchers of Romani background in academia.

Secondly, ECMI recognizes that the Roma minority is faced with huge challenges. Promoting research on this subject will lead to a better understanding of the issues facing the Roma. Hopefully, it will also generate sustainable solutions in this respect.


ECMI obtained funding from the European Academic Network on Romani Studies. The Network is a joint programme of the European Union and the Council of Europe.

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