Research centers


ECMI, 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, Institute for Minority Rights


 Cohesion, equal participation and minority protection are among the central challenges of a diverse society. Our interdisciplinary and international team 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



   Middle East Institute for Research and Strategic Studies


 MEIRSS promotes an enhanced understanding of the region’s political landscape and leads to better-informed decision-making by politicians and activists in the region and abroad. MEIRSS envisions a Middle East that is ruled by law and democracy, where decision-making is guided by evidence and reason, rather than by conflict and radical ideology, and where all people live peacefully and as equals regardless of their religion, ethnicity or political affiliations. More at




   Research Center on Minorities in the Middle East


 The Research Center on Minorities in the Middle East (RCMME) is a Center for specialized university studies pertaining to minorities in the Middle East. The RCMME was established by the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) in 2012. Issues of ethnic, racial and religious minorities in the Middle East are axial subjects for the research at the center. More at


   Research Centre “Religion, Law and Economy in the Mediterranean Area”


 The Research Centre “Religion, Law and Economy in the Mediterranean Area” (“Religioni, Diritti ed Economie nello Spazio Mediterraneo” - REDESM), established within the University of Insubria, aims to foster and develop research, knowledge exchange and education projects related to religious pluralism in the Mediterranean area, with the objective of achieving a better mutual knowledge among different religions, cultures and societies living in this key geopolitical region. More at