European Centre for Minority Issues

About European Centre for Minority Issues

The European Centre for Minority Issues is an organization conducts practice and policy-oriented research, provides information and documentation, and offers advisory services concerning national minority-majority relations in Europe. It serves European governments and regional intergovernmental organizations. The Centre cooperates with the academic community, the media and the general public through the timely provision of information and analysis. It is a non-partisan and interdisciplinary institution that was established in 1996 by the governments of Denmark, Germany, and Schleswig-Holstein. The organization is governed by a board composed of nine members: three from Denmark, three from Germany, one representative from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, one from the Council of Europe and one from the European Union.

Work area



Because Minorities Matter.

Country Offices

Georgia, Germany, Kosovo, Ukraine


Founded: 1996
Location (HQ): Germany
Scope: Global
Focus area: Minorities

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Ada Hasanagic

Ada Hasanagić is a human rights professional currently working as a researcher at the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Previously, Ada graduated with honors from the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and the University of Buckingham in the fields of Political Science and International Relations. Also, she earned a master’s degree in Democracy and Human Rights from the University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna.