The ECPR Standing Group on Federalism and Regionalism, together with the Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania and the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities (ISPMN), will organize an international conference entitled ‘Minority Politics within the Europe of Regions’
The organizers will select 30 papers for presentation in the following four panels: (1) Ethno-regionalism in Europe – where the history of ethno-regionalism in the old Member States of the Union and the present state of affairs will be discussed. (2) Models of self-rule and autonomy with respect to national, ethnic and linguistic minorities in the Union: this panel will address the institutional solutions and rights benefiting minorities in old and new Member States and the solutions that are provided form by the Union’s transnational structure. (3) The historical and the present status of national and ethnic minorities in Central and Eastern Europe – focusing on the historical, social and economic and linguistic aspects of minorities’ situation. (4) Minority regimes at work – the implementation and the practical consequences of the policies concerning national and ethnic minorities in Central and Eastern Europe.
Dates: 17-20 June 2010. Location: Cluj, Romania. the deadline for submitting abstracts is February 20, 2010.
The official language of the conference is English. In the case of papers presented in other languages simultaneous translation to English will be available.
Participants are expected to cover travelling expenses only, the organizers will provide for food and accommodation.
Sapientia – Hungarian University of Transylvania
Phone: +40 264 439 266
Fax: +40 264 593 688
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