The Summer School on Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Governance is a stimulating postgraduate programme organized by the Institute for Minority Rights of Eurac Research in South Tyrol, Italy. The two-week interdisciplinary summer school provides a unique opportunity to postgraduate students, civil servants, journalists, NGO workers and others interested in expanding their knowledge on human and minority rights, diversity and territorial governance. The Summer School follows an active learning approach and participants are encouraged to engage with the course material presented by international experts from academia and beyond through workshops, role plays, case studies, and study visits. The programme has a different thematic focus each year.


The overall theme of the 2022 Summer School is “Autonomies, Borders, Conflicts”. We are planning an in-person programme that will take place in the period 4–15 July 2022 at Eurac Research in Bolzano/Bozen (South Tyrol, Italy). Under “Read more” you will find information regarding the special Covid-19 pandemic rules.


The application process for the 2022 Summer School started on 15 February 2022. The deadline for application is 15 April 2022. Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact us.


Explore details on participation fees and scholarship opportunities. A limited number of scholarships will be awarded based on need and merit.


Eurac Research

Eurac Research is an innovative private centre for research and training based in South Tyrol (Italy). It focuses on three major themes: regions fit for living in, diversity as a life-enhancing feature, a healthy society. The Institute for Minority Rights pursues basic and applied research on the protection of minorities as well as cultural and territorial diversity governance,. Besides its academic expertise, the institute offers consultancy and training activities in Europe and worldwide.


Due to its history and geographical position, Bolzano/Bozen is at the crossroads between Austria and Italy and German and Italian culture. The bilingual capital of South Tyrol is culturally rich in museums and architecture. For more information on Bolzano/Bozen, visit the tourist board.

Read “How to reach Bolzano/Bozen” for transport options.


Prof. Dr. Joseph Marko

Former Director of the Institute for Minority Rights (Eurac Research) and Professor Emeritus of Comparative Public Law and Political Science (University of Graz)

Scientific Director

Johanna Mitterhofer

Researcher, Institute for Minority Rights (Eurac Research)

Project Coordinator

Sergiu Constantin

Researcher, Institute for Minority Rights (Eurac Research)

Scientific Communication



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