Scholarship for 2024 Summer School on National Minorities for students fleeing conflict zones

News / 04.4.24

Since its inaugural edition in 2011, the Annual Summer School on National Minorities has emerged as a cornerstore event hosted by the European Centre for Minority Issues in collaboration with Coppieters Foundation. This exclusive one-week program invites scholars, Ph.D., and MA students from diverse disciplines to participate in a comprehensive training course led by international experts in minority and human rights. Each year, the Summer School unfolds beneath a captivating theme, offering an enriching blend of excursions to relevant institutions and lectures by distinguished academics.

The Coppieters Foundation will support the participation of three persons forced to flee conflict zones in the 14th Annual Summer School on National Minorities in Border Regions. The expenses related to the tuition fee, travel, accommodation, and meals will be covered by the organizers.

With this support, the organizers aim to support the uninterrupted academic work of the applicants, which was affected by conflict, and integrate them into European scientific networks.

In order to be considered, applicants need to meet the following criteria:

  • left their home country no longer than five years ago at the moment of application due to armed conflicts and crises;
  • possess residential status in Europe related to an asylum or equivalent procedure;
  • have demonstrated interest and experience in national minority issues through studies or work;
  • be Masters or PhD level students, or practitioners dealing with national minority-related initiatives;
  • be able to travel to Bratislava, Slovakia.

All interested applicants should follow the regular application procedure for the Summer School and contact the organizers ( regarding the scholarship.

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This event is financially supported by the European Parliament. The European Parliament is not liable for the content of the event nor the opinions of the speakers.

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This Summer School is a joint initiative of Coppieters Foundation and ECMI .

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