The ECMI course on the minority protection regime in Europe is now a part of a curriculum at the University of Swansea in Wales, UK.
Between 19 and 23 March 2018 the ECMI team will teach at the University of Swansea in Wales, UK. The ECMI course on ‘The European Minority Rights and Minority Protection Regime’ will be a part of the curriculum of the LLM in Human Rights Programme at the College of Law and Criminology (Coleg y Gyfraith a Throseddeg). The course will be taught as an intensive one week block module.
The ECMI team will address the wider topic of the minority protection regime in Europe from an interdisciplinary perspective and will deliver lectures on history, international law, political participation, theories of nationalism, theories of conflicts, language policies, and minority media. The lectures will also address contemporary challenges to minority rights in Europe, including discussing the rise of the far-right and environmental degradation. The ECMI teaching team includes Senior Research Associates Dr. Zora Popova, Dr. Andreea Carstocea, Dr. Sergiusz Bober, Dr. Ljubica Djordjevic, Dr. Anita McKinna, and course coordinator Stanislav Cernega.
The ECMI has a long and successful experience in teaching a course on national minorities and the minority protection regime in Europe. The course is taught annually at the Europa-University Flensburg, and is also offered to students of different MA degree programmes as part of the cooperation between the ECMI and its partner universities. This particular initiative is a result of the established cooperation between the ECMI and the LLM in Human Rights Programme at the College of Law and Criminology at the University of Swansea.