CFA: National Minorities and Border Regions Summer School

National Minorities and Border Regions Summer School

Venues: Flensburg (Germany)
Period(s): Sep. 6 – 13, 2012
Application deadline: Jun. 1, 2012

The ECMI Summer School aims to set out the conceptual and normative approaches to the study of national minorities in border regions and to explore their different applications in relation to current arrangements across Europe. By the end of the summer school, the students will be able to critically evaluate the successes and failures regarding the accommodation of national minority groups in the border regions of the European states.

Researchers from ECMI will be joined by distinguished international scholars, local politicians and representatives of minority groups from the Danish-German border region. Drawing on the effective collaboration between Germany and Denmark in the fields of minority accommodation and cross-border cooperation, ECMI’s research and policy consulting expertise, its engagement in conflict resolution, competence development and institution building in Kosovo and Georgia, and the empirical and normative expertise of the speakers, the Summer School promises a comprehensive examination of Europe’s national minorities in border regions. Upon completion of the Summer School, the participants receive certificates of participation.

How to apply to the Summer School

The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) invites applications for the Summer School National Minorities and Border Regions from junior scholars and practioners from all over the world. Courses are taught at the Master’s level and the language of instruction is English. The participants should have a strong command of spoken and written English to be able to participate actively in the discussions.
Application Procedure

In order to apply you will need to do the following:  Complete the online application form; Submit a statement of interest; Submit an up-to-date curriculum vitae. Complete applications normally take 2 weeks to assess. The final date for applications is 1 JUNE 2012.

The tuition fee for this year’s two-week Summer School National Minorities and Border Regions is EUR 400. The fee includes all teaching materials, coffee/tea, welcome drinks and dinner, guided tour of Flensburg and day trip to Sønderburg city. The selected participants will be asked to pay the whole amount at once. Unfortunately, no scholarships, financial assistance or special discounts are available.


The European Centre for Minority Issues
University of Flensburg

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