ENTAN – the European Non-Territorial Autonomy Network is a COST Action aimed at examining the concept of non-territorial autonomy (NTA). ENTAN particularly focuses on NTA arrangements for reducing inter-ethnic tensions within a state and on the accommodation of the needs of different communities while preventing calls to separate statehood. The Action tackles recent developments in the theories and practices of cultural diversity; minority rights (including linguistic and educational rights); and conflict resolution through policy arrangements. The main objective is to investigate the existing NTA mechanisms and policies and to develop new modalities for the accommodation of differences in the context of growing challenges stemming from globalisation, regionalisation and European supranational integration. The network fosters interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary group work, and provides for training and empowerment of young researchers, academic conferences and publications, as well as for the dissemination of results to policy makers, civil society organisations and communities.
Aleksandar Pavlović: “I enjoyed immensely my STSM stay with Prof. Robert Hudson at the University of Derby and Prof. David J. Smith at the University of Glasgow. Their kind assistance and advices enabled me to draft an article on the NTA approach to the Kosovo issue and the question of Serbian heritage in Kosovo. It is to be published soon as a part of a special issue on NTA, edited by Prof. Ephraim Nimni, in Philosophy & Society journal later this year.”Read More
Marina Andeva “My STSM at the EURAC Research premises within the Institute for Comparative Federalism and the Institute for Minority Rights was a very productive experience. I had the opportunity to engage in academic debates with the researchers of both institutes and with researchers of Eurac Research in general...Read More