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Webinar - Autonomies, Minority Protection and Migration: Comparative Perspectives


Webinar - Autonomies, Minority Protection and Migration: Comparative Perspectives

  • English
  • Date: 19.10.2022, 17:00 - 18:30 CET
  • Place: Zoom
  • Typology: Online Event
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Autonomies, Minority Protection and Migration: Comparative Perspectives

Migration is an important reality for many sub-national autonomous territories where traditional-historical groups live, such as Catalonia, South Tyrol, Scotland, the Basque Country, and Quebec. Some of these territories have attracted migrants for decades, while others have only recently experienced significant migration inflow. The presence of traditional-historical groups brings complexities to the management of migration issues. It is acknowledged that the relationship between ‘old’ communities and the ‘new’ minority groups originating from most recent migration flows (so-called ‘new minorities’) is a complex one. The present webinar aims to discuss whether it is possible to reconcile the claims of long-standing historical communities with those of the new groups originating from most recent migration flows, and whether policies that accommodate long-standing groups and migrants are allies or foes in the pursuit of a pluralist and inclusive society.

Language of the webinar is English.


  • Johanne Poirier, Peter MacKell Chair in Federalism - Faculté de droit/Law Faculty, Université McGill / McGill University
  • Vicent Climent-Ferrando, UNESCO Chair on Language Policies for Multilingualism - Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
  • Gareth Mulvey, School of Social and Political Science - University of Glasgow

Moderation: Roberta Medda-Windischer, Institute for Minority Rights, Eurac Research

The whole webinar serie is available under:

Webinar series on South Tyrolean autonomy: Eurac Research, together with the South Tyrolean Society for Political Science, takes this anniversary as an opportunity to sum up the last 50 years of South Tyrolean Autonomy and to take a look into the future. Researchers and local experts will take a closer look at a diverse range of autonomy-related questions within a series of 12 webinars.

For a list of all webinars within the series, please visit:

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