Research and teaching centers

  Minority Rights Group International (MRG)

Minority Rights Group International (MRG) campaigns worldwide with around 150 partners in over 50 countries to ensure that disadvantaged minorities and indigenous peoples, often the poorest of the poor, can make their voices heard. More at


European Center for Minority Issues (ECMI)

The European Center for Minority Issues (ECMI) sees human diversity as a European heritage and cultural pluralism as a great asset. Aiming to facilitate respect for diversity in all aspects of society, ECMI is committed to work for the improvement of the situation of Europe’s minorities through heightened awareness of minority rights and minority issues among all relevant actors. More at


   Eurac Research - Institute for Minority Rights

Cohesion, equal participation and minority protection are among the central challenges of a diverse society. The interdisciplinary and international team of the Institute for Minority Rights of Eurac Research recognizes the diversity of South Tyrolean society – its autonomy and system of minority rights - as foundation for research and point of reference to advise on minorities worldwide. More at


   EUREL, EUrope - RELigion

EUREL (EUrope – RELigion) stands for a website of information published by a group of experts members of a scientific network. The EUREL website aims to provide accurate and up-to-date information on the social and legal status of religion in Europe from an interdisciplinary perspective. More at


  Observatorio del pluralismo religioso en España

The Observatory of Religious Pluralism in Spain provides data and diagnoses on the diversity of beliefs and the needs related to the effective exercise of religious freedom in order to contribute to the improvement of public management of religious diversity. More at


   Master of Arts Religious Minorities

The Religious Minorities master’s courses at the University of Bergen is an experience-based master program dedicated to exploring religious minorities in their religious, socio-political and cultural surroundings across time and space. The program aims to give its attending students an in-depth understanding of the  significance of religious minorities issues in contemporary cultural and political contexts. More at

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