Ever since its first edition in 2011, the Annual Summer School on National Minorities in Border Regions has been one of the fundamental annual activities of the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI). Scholars, Ph.D.- and MA students from various fields come together to discuss and learn about a specific topic related to minority studies.
In 2023, the ECMI Summer School will consist of two thematic parts. In the first part, attention will be paid to what our collective knowledge about ethnic conflict – both in Europe and elsewhere in the world – can tell us about why this torment is rising again. Alongside more micro-level precipitators like local disputes or triggers in specific contexts, participants will discuss long-term, structural causes like poverty, discrimination, and exclusion. Here, the Summer School will feature a quantitative component, where scholars linked to the Ethnic Power Relations project (EPR) will introduce the wealth of comparative datasets available to examine conflicts on a more systematic level. In the second part, participants will examine conflict resolution arrangements, including institutional mechanisms and bottom-up programmes.
The programme will consist of lectures, seminars and workshops given by ECMI research staff and expert guest lecturers, including: Dr. Erika Forsberg (Uppsala University), Dr. Andreas Juon (ETH Zurich), Dr. H. Zeynep Bulutgil (University College London), Dr. Denisa Kostovicova (London School of Economics and Political Science), Dr. Daniel Bochsler (Central European University), Dr. Zorica Mršević (Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade), Dr. Rubin Zemon (American University of Europe, Skopje), Dr. Felix Schulte (ECMI), Dr. Ljubica Djordjević (ECMI), and more to be announced.
Venue and partners
*** This Summer School is a joint initiative of ECMI and the Coppieters Foundation. This event is financially supported by the European Parliament. The European Parliament is not liable for the content of the conference or the opinions of the speakers.
(Quelle: Pressemitteilung ECMI, 23.03.2023)