Date and Venue

The 2022 Summer School will take place in Bolzano/Bozen (South Tyrol, Italy) from 4 – 15 July 2022.

NB: According to current rules, participants will be required to either have proof of vaccination with a vaccine authorized in the European Union or proof of recovery within the past six months of the 2022 Summer School. In addition, there might be further requirements such as keeping a distance while being in class or wearing a face mask to keep all participants safe. Please keep in mind that these rules are subject to change depending on the given regulations by the state, provincial authorities and Eurac Research at the time of our Summer School. We will keep all participants updated! The Summer School will be moved online if required by the pandemic situation.

Content and Objective

Eurac Research’s Summer School on Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Governance is an interdisciplinary, two-week programme for all those interested in minority rights and diversity governance. The year 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of South Tyrol’s autonomy. The 2022 Summer School celebrates this anniversary by exploring the theme of “Autonomies, Borders, Conflicts” through seminars, workshops and study visits led by international experts. Topics include:

  • Autonomy arrangements in a comparative perspective
  • Autonomy as a tool of conflict resolution
  • Autonomy, sovereignty conflicts and secession
  • Indigenous autonomies in Latin America and Australia
  • Migration in autonomous regions

Lecturers and speakers (alphabetical order)

– Elisabeth Alber, Eurac Research (Italy)

– Karlo Basta, University of Edinburgh (UK)

– Andrea Carlà, Eurac Research (Italy)

– Sergiu Constantin, Eurac Research (Italy)

– Katharina Crepaz, Eurac Research (Italy)

– Bertus de Villier, Curtin University (Australia)

– Alice Engl, Eurac Research (Italy)

– Georg Grote, Eurac Research (Italy)

– Esther Happacher, University of Innsbruck (Austria)

– Benedikt Harzl, University of Graz (Austria)

– Kristina Kallas, University of Tartu, Narva College (Estonia)

– Jussi Laine, University of Eastern Finland (Finland)

– Joseph Marko, University of Graz (Austria)/Eurac Research (Italy)

– Roberta Medda-Windischer, Eurac Research (Italy)

– Aiste Mickonyte, University of Graz (Austria)

– Natalia Mirimanova, Conflict resolution scholar-practitioner

– Francesco Palermo, Eurac Research/University of Verona (Italy)

– Marc Röggla, Eurac Research (Italy)

– Felix Schulte, European Centre for Minority Issues (Germany)

– Markku Suksi, Åbo Akademi University (Finland)

– Alexandra Tomaselli, Eurac Research (Italy)

– Eduardo Ruiz Vieytez, University of Deusto (Spain)

– Dawn Walsh, University College Dublin (Ireland)

– Jens Woelk, Eurac Research/University of Trento (Italy)