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Institute for Minority Rights

Institute for Minority Rights

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Cohesion, equal participation and minority protection are among the central challenges of a diverse society. Our interdisciplinary and international team recognizes the diversity of South Tyrolean society – its autonomy and system of minority rights - as foundation for research and point of reference to advise on minorities worldwide.

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Staff members
10 with a PhD degree
Ongoing projects
6 of them with international partners
Journal publications
Assignments (services and consultancies)
6 of them with international agencies

Data Activity Report 2020/2021

Research Groups

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Autonomies, Boundaries and Identities

This group combines expertise in political science, law, history and anthropology. It explores the nexus between institutional government and governance ...

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Equality and Diversity in Integrated Societies

This group explores problem-oriented issues related to the comprehensive concept of "integrated society" beyond the threefold traditional categories of ...

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Politics and Actors in Societal Conflict

This group explores minority issues and societal conflicts through the lens of actors and the politics of agency. Its actor-centred research focuses on mobile ...

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News & Events

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CUTE Autonomy

ABI - Cultural and Territorial Autonomy

Duration: December 2014 - December 2022

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Institute's Projects

MAGAZINE Science Stories that Inspire

02 November 2021mobile-people-and-diverse-societies

Experience not Origins: Political Pathways in South Tyrol

Giorgia Zogu

Più integrati grazie al volontariato?

Uno studio racconta il volontariato giovanile in Alto Adige e in altre regioni europee


Rapporto Migrazioni Alto Adige 2020


Günther Rautz

Head of Institute

Institute for Minority Rights

Viale Druso 1 39100 Bolzano Italy

T 002 550 1740 93+


ude.carue.cep@noitartsinimda (PEC)

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Eurac Research is a private research center based in Bolzano (South Tyrol) with researchers from a wide variety of scientific fields who come from all over the globe. Together, through scientific knowledge and research, they share the goal of shaping the future.

What we do

Our research addresses the greatest challenges facing us in the future: people need health, energy, well-functioning political and social systems and an intact environment. These are complex questions, and we are seeking the answers in the interaction between many different disciplines. In so doing, our research work embraces three major themes: regions fit for living in, diversity as a life-enhancing feature, a healthy society.

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