National minorities and migrant communities in Europe: ECMI organizing a conference in Italy

Photo: Villa Vigoni

“What’s in a Name? Extending the Existing Scope of Protection for National Minorities to Migrant Communities in Europe” is the title of a conference organized by the ECMI and EURAC Research in April in Villa Vigoni, Italy.

The conference is a joint initiative of the ECMI and the Institute for Minority Rights at the European Academy, Bolzano/Bozen within a new interdisciplinary research programme focusing on the nexus between traditional minority groups and migrant groups in Europe. With the aim to explore societal, political and policy linkages, the initiative will fill the existing research gap between migrant communities and national minorities. Therefore, the Conference will function as an exploratory workshop that will attempt to bring together in an interdisciplinary discussion the conceptual frameworks, methodologies, and general expertise developed over time in the two separate – but related – fields of minority studies and migration studies.

The ECMI is honored to gather prominent scholars and experts to discuss the topic and contribute to the discourse. Guest speakers include: Prof. Will Kymlicka, Prof. Tariq Modood, Prof. Christian Joppke, Prof. Francesco Palermo, Prof. Rainer Hofmann, Prof. Joseph Marko and other distinguished scholars.

See the full list of participants and read the detailed description of the conference here

Registration/Participation: on invitation only.

Organized jointly the ECMI and EURAC Research, the event will take place in Villa Vigoni, Italy on 11 and 12 April 2017. The conference is funded by the Villa Vigoni German-Italian Centre for European Excellence, an initiative of the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG).


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