Covid-19 measures: General Assembly postponed, office closed, activities go on (as much as possible given the circumstances) !

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Nominations open for Coppieters Awards 2020

Coppieters Awards recognize those that stand for cultural diversity, minority rights, peace, democracy, and the right to self-determination


“Mayors of city centres must position themselves as leaders and thinkers for tomorrow”

Op-ed by Antonia Luciani, Secretary-General of the Coppieters Foundation

Fri 14 Feb 2020

Commercial Zones: Crossing Perspectives on "Non-Places"

A new edition of the exhibition by the Coppieters Foundation

Thu 28 Nov 2019

Women's Empowerment and Democratic Politics

Workshop by the Coppieters and Josep Irla foundations


"Recognition, representation and reform would transform not just the fate of stateless nations but also that of the EU"

Op-ed by Maggie Lennon, member of the National Committee for Women for Independence

Wed 18 Sep 2019

Self-Determination in a Context of Shared Sovereignty: How to Devise a European Approach?

International conference organised by the Coppieters Foundation


We Need to Be Critical of the EU’s Border Policy since Outsourcing Border Control Does Not Guarantee Respect for Human Rights

Warns Núria Franco-Guillén, Aberystwyth University (Scotland) during a lecture at the 2019 Summer School on National Minorities in Border Regions in Berlin


Diversity and Media

Research paper by Pilar Kaltzada


"Media Shape Values, Attitudes and Identities"

Speech by Antonia Luciani, Coppieters Foundation Vice-President, at Minority Media event in Flensburg


Climate Action: Protecting Life, Democracy and Justice in a Silent Catastrophe

2019 Coppieters Academy keynote speaker, Dr Isabel vilaseca, shares her views on climate action


"Sliding into Populism, Which Often Contains a Xenophobic Element, Should Make Us All Vigilant in How We Protect Minorities"

Op-ed by Vello Pettai, Incoming Director of the European Centre for Minority Issues


Camilo Nogueira and Patxi Zabaleta Receive 2019 Coppieters Award

The Coppieters Awards are an initiative of the Coppieters Foundation to honour individuals and organisations that stand for the defence of cultural and linguistic diversity, inter-cultural dialogue, self-determination, the rights of minorities, peace, democracy and a united Europe


Antonia Luciani Appointed New Secretary-General of Coppieters Foundation

The decision was taken by unanimity in a meeting on 28 June 2019 in Brussels


Minority women in politics

The political participation and representation of minority and migrant women in Europe


Minorities Can Create a Liberal Pole That Strengthens Democracy, Human Rights and Openness

Op-Ed by Jan Rovny, Associated Professor at the Centre For European Studies of Sciences Po Paris



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