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The ECMI Summer School 2016 soon to kick off!

_MG_0293Participants? selected! Venues? booked! Guests? invited! The ECMI Summer School 2016 is soon to kick off in less than a week!

The Ecmi Summer School 2016 on the European Minority Rights and Minority Protection Regime will start this Sunday 28th August in Lviv, Ukraine. The 35 scholarship holders have been selected from 19 different countries to participate in a one-week intensive training course and meet the ECMI team as well as the prominent guest speakers. This year the course will host two keynote speakers: Prof. Karl Cordell (University of Plymouth) with a keynote on German-Polish reconciliation as a possible template for Poland and Ukraine and Prof. Stefan Wolff (University of Birmingham) discussing whether territorial self-governance can mitigate ‘frozen’ conflicts in the former Soviet Union. The programme will also include 16 academic lectures and a number of interactive activities, such as roundtable discussions, city tours (Lviv and Zhovkva) and a movie night. Legal frameworks, ethnic conflict, nationalism, border regions, politics and minority rights are among the topics in the academic programme of the course.

The participants of this year’s summer school represent 19 different countries, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, the UK and Ukraine. Among the participants are young researchers, lecturers, journalists, junior representatives from different governmental, international or non-governmental organizations and students. Despite the diversity of nationalities and professional backgrounds, the participants all share a common interest in minority issues. Scholarships for the participants were made possible due to the support of the German OSCE Chairmanship 2016 and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

This year’s summer school is organized after five years of successful “National Minorities and Border Regions” Summer Schools in the Danish-German border region and five years of conducting the MA-level Minority Regime Seminar hosted by the Europa Universität Flensburg. Following the positive feedback and comments received during the previous courses, the ECMI decided to launch this intensive training programme in minority issues in partnership with the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine.

The ECMI team is looking forward to meeting all the participants and guests during the summer school in Lviv!

For further details about the course, please visit our website or download the Brochure.

The LIVE updates will be published throughout the summer school duration on ECMI Social Media profiles (Facebook: /ECMIFlensburg, Twitter: @ECMIFlensburg, using #ECMISuS16).

Source: ECMI InfoChannel @ European Centre for Minority Issues.

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