Global Minority Rights Summer School 2015

Deadline: 31 March 2015, 23:59 CET
Open to: civil servants, decision-makers, teachers, MA and PhD students, members of civil society organizations, practitioners and others who deal with or are interested in minority related issues
Venue:  19-25 July 2015, Budapest, Hungary


The Tom Lantos Institute (TLI) and the National University of Public Service (NUPS) in cooperation with the Middlesex University London (MU) and with the support of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade are organising their third international Summer School on Minority Rights with a special focus on the impact of boundary politics on identity and inequality. It will take place from 19 to 25 July 2015 in Budapest, Hungary.

The Summer School aims to:

  • Understand and critically assess the relevant international law and related practice on ethnic conflict resolution;
  • Present and review existing practice on the management of border communities in different regions of Europe;
  • Understand and discuss the effectiveness of the international minority protection regime with a particular focus on identity politics and equality.

This Summer School is envisaged as a space for meeting and consulting with authoritative academics, practitioners, public servants and decision-makers, providing participants the opportunity to share their experiences and present their research projects for discussion.


  • Public servants, decision-makers, teachers in higher education and journalists with an interest in diversity management, equality policies, minority rights, ethnic conflict resolution, geopolitics, and relevant international law;
  • MA and PhD students who wish to acquire competitive personal competence beneficial for their future careers in academia or in practice-oriented professions;
  • Members of civil society organisations, practitioners;
  • Everyone who is interested in recent developments, current theories and advanced training in the field of minority protection.

A good command of English is required as the language of the Summer School will be English.


The participation fee is 150 €. This fee covers tuition, accommodation, meals and cultural events.

The NUPS offers 15 full scholarships. 

Financial support is offered by the TLI and the NUPS.

  • Six full scholarships for overseas applicants cover the participation fee and the travel costs to Budapest (except airport transfer). They do not cover visa fees.
  • Nine partial scholarships cover the participation fee (tuition, accommodation, meals, and cultural events). The travel costs to Budapest are not covered by the partial scholarships.

Applicants for scholarship have to have:

  • Proven current interest or work in the field;
  • Strong motivation to improve their understanding and skills;
  • Demonstrated plans for future activities or career where they can use the knowledge, contacts and skills acquired.

Preference is given to members of national or ethnic, linguistic or religious minorities.


To apply, fill in the Application Form, save it with the following name: 2015GMRSS_lastname_firstname, and submit it to Please do not send any other document. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Tuesday 31 March 2015, 23:59 CET
  • Date of Notification: Friday 10 April 2015

DOWNLOAD [ Application Form (*.doc file) ]


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