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Webinar "Old" and "new" minorities - Regional synergies, differences and perspectives

  • English
  • Date: 04.11.2021, 16-17:30
  • Place: online
  • Typology: webinar

“MinMig – Accommodating Linguistic, Religious and Cultural Diversity through a Comparative Analysis of Minorities’ and Migrants’ Claims”, is a project funded by the Mobility Program of the Autonomous Province of Bozen/Bolzano and led by Dr. Katharina Crepaz at the Eurac Research Institute for Minority Rights.

The project focuses on gathering the claims and opinions held by “new” (migrant) minorities in the European Region South Tyrol – Tyrol – Trentino, in order to then conduct a comparative analysis of these claims with those made by “old” (national) minorities.

In this concluding workshop, project results will be presented, and three in-ternational expert panelists will provide the audience with their takes on the issue of “old” and “new” minorities. This will be followed up by a discussion on potential future areas of research as well as potential policy recommendations. The workshop will be held as a hybrid event, with speakers participating in presence or online, and the audience connecting via Zoom.


Katharina Crepaz is a Senior Researcher at the Eurac Research Institute for Minority Rights. Her research and teaching focuses on the inclusion and participation of soci-etally marginalized groups, on the nexus between diversity, health and inequality, and most recently on post-pandemic resilience and well-being.

Fernand de Varennes has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues since 2017. He is renowned as one of the world’s leading experts on the international human rights of minorities and has authored over 200 publi-cations in more than 30 languages on the subject.

Emanuele Massetti is Assistant Professor of Political Science in the School of International Studies and in the Department of Sociology and Social Research at the University of Trento. He studies political parties, ethno-territorial politics, multi- level institutional reforms and populism, primarily from a comparative perspective.

Eduardo Ruiz Vieytez is professor at University of Deusto (Bilbao). His fields of research are integration policies, national conflicts, minority rights and the relation between human rights and religious, linguistic and cultural diversity.


Roberta Medda-Windischer, Research Group Leader, Institute for Minority Rights, Eurac Research.


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