EDIS - Old and New Minorities

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  • Project duration: December 2018 - December 2022
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In the frame of the nexus between old and new minorities, this research project engages with the concept of ´integrated society` with the aim to explore new and existing policy and normative frameworks to balance unity and diversity based on human and minority rights. Within the context of diversity governance and integrated societies, our research focuses on three different aspects: first, we build upon the existing  knowledge on the synergies between old and new minorities, especially in autonomous territories inhabited by historical groups, by looking at both the theoretical but especially the empirical synergies among old and new minority groups and common approaches to govern diversity. Second, we study accommodation measures as major tools to strengthen living together and tolerance: our major focus is to look at cases and decisions of supra-national judicial and non-judicial bodies emphasizing the proactive role of all actors involved, in particular national and international judges, public authorities, employers, school authorities, individuals, as both mediators and promoters of accommodation arrangements. Third, we engage on a critical analysis of common values (Art. 2 TEU), their relevance and their transmission for an integrated society looking at different perspectives, needs, interests and actors.

Civic Integration for Asylum Seekers and Refugees: Building on Common Values
Medda-Windischer R, Carlá A (2021)

Conference: 18th IMISCOE Annual Conference - Crossing borders, connecting cultures | Luxembourg | 7.7.2021 - 9.7.2021

Traditional Instruments and New Challenges: The Squaring of the Circle?
Medda-Windischer R, Wonisch K (2021)

Conference: 18th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions | Pisa | 30.8.2021 - 3.9.2021

Rapporto sulle migrazioni - Alto Adige 2020
Medda-Windischer R, Membretti A (2020)
Bolzano/Bozen: Eurac Research
Edited book
Anti-discrimination and Equality
Medda-Windischer R, Tomaselli A, Wonisch K (2020)
The Hague: OSCE/HCNM
Contribution in book
Mapping Integration Indicators: a Reference Tool for Evaluating the Implementation of Ljubljana Guidelines-based Policy, Report commissioned by the HCNM/OSCE


Mapping Integration Indicators: a Reference Tool for Evaluating the Implementation of Ljubljana Guidelines-based Policy, Report commissioned by the HCNM/OSCE
Medda-Windischer R, Spiliopoulou Åkermark S, Schulte F, Cramer Marsal F (2020)
The Hague: OSCE/HCNM
Edited book

More information: http://www.eurac.edu/en/research/projects/Documents/Report-M ...



Superdiversity and sub-national autonomous regions: Perspectives from the South Tyrolean case
Medda-Windischer R (2020)
Contribution in book
Superdiversity, Policy and Governance in Europe: Multi-scalar Perspectives

More information: https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/superdiversity-p ...


Società, lingua, religione
Medda-Windischer R, Mitterhofer J (2020)
Bolzano/Bozen,: Eurac Research
Contribution in book
Rapporto sulle migrazioni - Alto Adige 2020

More information: http://www.eurac.edu/it/research/Publications/Pages/dossier/ ...


Language Rights and Protection of Linguistic Minorities: International Legal Instruments, their Development and Implementation
Medda-Windischer R, Constantin S (2020)
Contribution in book
Routledge Handbook of Language Policy and Planning


The Austrian Islam Law, 2015: Origins, Enforcement, Interpretations
Wonisch K (2020)

Conference: The Austrian Islam Law, 2015| Origins, Enforcement, Interpretations | Trento : 29.5.2020 - 29.5.2020


Neue Rechte in Südtirol
Wonisch K (2019)

More information: https://tvthek.orf.at/profile/Suedtirol-heute/1277675/Suedti ...

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