Lviv, Ukraine

European Minority Rights and Minority Protection Regime

when 29 August 2016 - 4 September 2016
language English
duration 1 week

The one week course will provide the participants with thorough knowledge of minority issues covering a variety of topics – from the history of minority rights and international law to political participation and non-discrimination issues. Prominent scholars from diverse European institutions, ECMI researchers and experienced practitioners will deliver lectures and seminars, and share their expertise and exchange views and ideas with a group of international participants. The course includes 3 components: preparatory e-learning, residential events and alumni follow-up and five thematic modules:
Legal Framework;
Ethnic Conflict & Nationalism;
Politics & Minority Rights;
Minorities & Border Regions;
Diversity & Culture.

Course leader

European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), in cooperation with the Ukrainian Catholic University.

Target group

junior scholars, researchers or practitioners, having the following professional background:

Students from relevant fields of studies (MA and PhD students)
Practitioners from the public sector, NGOs, mass-media

Course aim

The intensive multi-disciplinary training course aims to provide in-depth knowledge and robust skills on the basis of which the participants would develop an informed understanding of minority issues in the 21st century. Minority issues are examined from the perspectives of political science, law, political theory, political sociology, history, and cultural studies.

Fee info

EUR 0: Free of charge


Scholarships are available to all participants depending on their expressed need, as indicated in the Online Application form. The scholarships will cover fully or partially the costs for the participation, including:

Access to all three components of