Annual Summer School on National Minorities in Border Regions. Minorities as Citizens
Coordinators: European Centre for Minority Issues and the Coppieters Foundation
Description of the meeting
In 2022, the Annual Summer School on National Minorities in Border Regions will examine
the participation of national minorities in political life. This topic encompasses a broad
range of phenomena, starting with the legal definition of citizenship (that provides rights to
participation), and continuing with political representation (parties), collective mobilization
(social movements), transnational frameworks (European norms) and minority
representative bodies (national councils).
While many of these phenomena are related to political science, others are sociological and
legal. As a result, the Summer School will also be multi-disciplinary in scope and will thereby
speak to many different audiences.
Furthermore, the Summer School will not only highlight conceptual lenses, but also profile
practical examples and case studies. This will cover not only profiles of minority political
parties, but also successful social movements, mechanisms for monitoring of European
norms, and analyses of national minority councils.