Minority Secretariat

Judit Šołćina / Judith Scholze

Judit Šołćina / Judith Scholze (* 1979)

Head of the Minority Secretariat

born in Bautzen, currently living in Berlin, graduate psychologist

Professional career:

Social involvement:

  • 2000-2002 and 2003-2005 member of the board of the Youth of European Nationalities (YEN)
  • from 2009 member of the federal board of Domowina – Federation of Lusatian Sorbs
  • from 2011 member of the executive committee of Domowina
  • from 2013 deputy chair of Domowina – Federation of Lusatian Sorbs
  • substitute member of the advisory council to the German Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency

Madlena Kowar (* 1985)


born in Leipzig, currently living in Berlin,
M.A. European Studies

Professional career:

  • 2011-2012 staff member of RML2future – Network for Multilingualism and Linguistic Diversity in Europe, run by the Federal Union of European Nationalities (FUEV)
  • 2012-2014 staff member of the WITAJ-language centre in Bautzen for the European language campaign for multilingualism and linguistic diversity – language diversity
  • 2016-2018 project manager at the Youth of European Nationalities (JEV)
  • from 2013 assistant at the Minority Secretariat of the four autochthonous, national minorities of Germany in Berlin

Social involvement:

  • from 2006 member of the Sorbian youth association Pawk
  • 2011-2013 board member of the Youth of European Nationalities (JEV)

Nele Feuring (* 1995)

Student assistant

Nele Feuring successfully completed an internship at the minority secretariat in May 2017. Since summer 2018 she is a student assistant at the minority secretariat. Currently she is studying the interdisciplinary BA European Cultures and Society at the Europa-Universität Flensburg, alongside learning the Frisian dialect of the mainland (Frasch). She completed the Erasmus Programme at the University of Limerick in Ireland. Nele has a special interest in the dynamics of rising racism in Europe in connection with commemorative cultures and nationalism, as well as the role of minorities in European processes of trans-nationalisation.


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