The Ambassador of Georgia in Germany H.E. Lado Chanturia will deliver a keynote speech at the opening of the ECMI Summer School 2017. Extended deadline: 31 May 2017.
We are pleased to share that the Ambassador of Georgia in the Federal Republic of Germany H.E. Lado Chanturia will deliver a keynote speech at the opening day of the Ecmi Summer School 2017. The Federal Republic of Germany being the first state to recognize Georgia’s independence in 1991, diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in April 1992. We are looking forward to hearing current developments of their relations from the Ambassador and welcoming him in the Danish-German Border region.
The Summer School will take place between 9 and 16 September 2017 and will mark the celebration of 25 years of Georgian-German partnership. With the aim of exchanging practices and experiences regarding national minorities in these two countries, academics and practitioners from the ECMI and partner organizations will gather in the heart of the Danish-German border region to deliver lectures and seminars, to share their expertise and exchange views and ideas with a group of international participants.
Please note: the deadline for the summer school application was extended to 31 May 2017 (12:00 noon CET).
About the Summer School
2017 is the German-Georgian Friendship Year, recognizing and celebrating the close political, economic and cultural ties that the two countries enjoy. The history of exchange and interaction between Georgia and Germany extends as far back as the history of the German minority in Georgia, to when Swabian farmers settled there two centuries ago.
As part of this Friendship Year, the European Centre for Minority Issues is bringing together academics, experts and practitioners from both Germany and Georgia in the German-Danish border region for the ECMI 2017 Summer School. Participants will gain a foundational academic perspective on the situations of minorities in both Georgia and the German-Danish border region, and will discuss and exchange experiences and practices of minority rights protection and recognition.
The Summer School will include three elements: preparatory e-learning (online preparation for the course one month prior to arrival), residential and alumni. The seven day long diverse, interdisciplinary and intensive residential element of the course will balance academic, interactive and social activities.
With the financial support of the Schleswig-Holstein State Government, the ECMI is offering scholarships to 10 participants from Georgia for the ECMI Summer School 2017. See more details.
For eligibility, application procedures and further details please refer to the ECMI web-page.
Source: ECMI InfoChannel @ European Centre for Minority Issues.
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