Becoming a minority in the Greek-Bulgarian context: Historical minorities and contemporary migrants

On 14 December 2012, the Department for Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies at the University of Macedonia, Symβiosis, the Minority Groups Research Center, and the Consulate General of Bulgaria, organized a workshop that aimed to change the meaning of the concept ‘minority’. It unpacked the process of minorizization in the contemporary Greek-Bulgarian context and considered the conceptual clarification of the notion of ‘minority’ using specific historical examples, an analysis of the contemporary framework, and a reconsideration of the contribution of new actors, such as NGO’s that engage in the protection and monitoring of minority and refugee rights as watchdogs of states, research and activists centres.

The discussion included perspectives from different disciplines, including social and political science, law, anthropology, documentary and film production.

Series of lectures: Our ‘Distant’ Neighbours

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Other Activities

SOCIAL INCLUSION

ASAP: Accessing services, Sharing Approaches and Practices

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PROJECTS

‘Hygieia’ Project

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SOCIAL INCLUSION

EPIC – European Platform of Integrating Cities

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