Summer Schools on the Protecion of Minorities



Summer School on the Protection of National Minorities


After 5 years of successful “National Minorities and Border Regions” Summer Schools and 5 years of conducting the MA-level Minority Regime Seminar hosted by the Europa Universität Flensburg, ECMI decided to launch in partnership with the Ukrainian Catholic University an intensive training programme in minority issues in Lviv, Ukraine, between 29 August and 4 September 2016. 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 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.



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 the Summer School 2016 (E-learning, Training, Alumni Network)
• All reading materials
• Participation in all additional Summer School activities (film screenings, social activities)
• Accommodation during the summer school at the venue facilities
• Travel expenses will be partially covered.





Target group
ECMI aims to select a total number of 35 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.

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to submit a completed Online Application Form, which includes:
• General information (contact details, affiliation, practical and logistical information),
• Contact details (names, affiliations, addresses, emails and phone numbers) of two referees.

Start an Online Application here

Upon submission of the Online Application form, the applicants are requested to send the following documents to [email protected], stating “Application for Summer School 2016” in the Subject line:
• Curriculum Vitae
• Letter of motivation explaining the reason for their interest to participate in the course, and how they will utilize and benefit from this experience in the future
• A brief abstract demonstrating the applicant’s interest in one of the specific topics of the Summer School 2016, as listed above. The abstract must not exceed 500 words.
The selection will be performed on the basis of academic and professional achievements, as well as expressed interest in the topic. Diversity of the group in terms of professional background, gender, and country of origin will be an important factor in the selection process.
Deadline for applications: 15 May 2016





Program will take place at the Ukrainian Catholic University’s new campus – modern educational facilities: Lviv, Kozelnytska st. 2a. Details –




Iryna Sofinska, Rule of Law Center of the Ukrainian Catholic University
+38 067 341 61 04, [email protected]