Our team offers qualified consultation to a wide range of stakeholders worldwide.

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Consultation and Study Visits

Over several decades, the Institute for Minority Rights has gained national and international reputation in the field of minority and indigenous peoples' rights.

We consult on issues related to, inter alia:

  • political and economic participation
  • autonomy arrangements in pluri-ethnic societies
  • human rights
  • conflict prevention
  • peaceful coexistence

Through our research and consulting activities and close cooperation with universities, governments, NGOs and international organizations, as well as our expertise and well-stocked library, our Institute has become a key resource for scholars, students, high-ranking officials, minority representatives, civil servants or human rights activists.

Numerous delegations from private and public institutions, local and regional governments come for study visits to the Institute to gain insight into our activities as well as the history and autonomy of South Tyrol.

Consultancy activities

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Assessing the Impact of the decentralisation reform on national minorities in Ukraine

Consultancy activities commissioned by the Council of Europe within the framework of the project “Protecting national minorities, including Roma, and minority languages in Ukraine” which is part of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2018-2021.

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Consultancy and training for the Central Tibetan Administration based in Dharamshala (India)

Since 1998, we provide consultancy/training services to the Central Tibetan Administration and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on issues related to human rights, minority rights, autonomy arrangements in pluri-ethnic societies and conflict resolution.


Functioning Autonomy as a Strategy for Inclusive Governance: Good Practice Examples from Europe

Consultancy activities commissioned by the the Office of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities for a high-level dialogue meeting co-hosted with the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and the Moldovan Parliament.

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Mapping Integration Indicators. A Reference Tool for Evaluating the Implementation of Ljubljana Guidelines-based Policy

Consultancy activities commissioned by the Office of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities to review and evaluate the most relevant indexes on integration and diversity existing across the OSCE.

The findings of this review can be consulted here: