The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), founded in 1996 in Germany, is an international organization working in the field of minority governance and conflict resolution. Through action-oriented projects, practice and policy-oriented research, information gathering and documentation, and advisory services, ECMI advances majority-minority relations throughout Europe and its neighbourhood. With its headquarters in Flensburg, Germany – together with its currently two regional offices based in Tbilisi, Georgia and Priština, Kosovo – ECMI contributes to the strengthening of legislation and best practices in minority governance. Correspondingly, ECMI enhances the capacity of civil society and governments to encourage constructive relations between minorities and states.

ECMI has been operating a Caucasus office based in Tbilisi since 2003 where it works towards building stable and inclusive democracies throughout the region, particularly in Georgia. ECMI Caucasus works to improve the competencies of minority organizations and assists governments in building institutional capacities to develop and implement policies on national minority issues. In particular, ECMI Caucasus works closely with Georgian state agencies – such as the Public Defender, Office of The State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic Equality, and Presidential Advisor on Minority Issues – as well as with international organizations and national NGOs to ensure the involvement of national minorities in consultations on state policies affecting minority communities. More »

ECMI Caucasus new office address

Working Hours:
Monday-Friday from 09:30 - 18:00

27a, N. Ramishvili Str.
0179, Tbilisi, Georgia

Tel: +995 32 2 10 33 05;
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Training in Lagodekhi

A concluding activity of training sessions on Georgia’s European Integration and Minority Involvement was organized on December 8 in Leliani, Lagodekhi. Read More

Commemoration day of Deported Meskhetians

On 14 November Caucasian House in cooperation with the European Center for Minority Issues – Caucasus organized an event dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the deportation of around 100 000 Muslim Meskhetians by the former USSR in 1944. Read More

Seminar on Erasmus+ Educational/Youth projects for ethnic minorities

A seminar on different student/youth projects supported by the European Union was organized by European Center for Minority Issues on 10/11/2014. The activity aimed at getting familiar with the youth educational and activity programs of the young representatives of ethnic minorities living in Georgia. Read More

Regional Seminar in Akhaltsikhe

On 13th of September ECMI Caucasus conducted a regional seminar in Akhaltsikhe devoted to the local self-governance reform and minority participation in local politics. The representative of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure Mr. Mamuka Abuladze presented overview of regional policy development in Georgia with the particular focus on newly adopted Code on Local self-Governance Read More

Supporting the repatriation of persons deported from Georgia in the 1940s and their descendants

Commemoration in Akhaltsikhe of 70 years of Meskhetian Deportations

On 17th of November, a commemoration event was held in Akhaltsikhe dedicated to the 70 year anniversary of deportations of Meskhetian Muslim population from the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1944. Read More

Award for Roma integration in Kobuleti

On November 17, 2014, during the event dedicated to the International Day for Tolerance, hosted by Georgian Public Defender, an award for creating a tolerant environment at school was given to Nargiz Jincharadze, Headmaster of Public School N5 in Kobuleti. She is actively working with integration of children from Kobuleti Romani community based on ECMI Caucasus work with Roma. Read More

Public Lecture in Samtskhe-Javakheti State University

Another session of public lecture was organized by ECMI at Samtskhe-Javakheti State University. On the 17th of November in cooperation with the university administration and Georgia’s Reform Associates (GRASS) a public lecture: “Georgia’s European Integration and Minority Involvement “ was delivered by Sergi Kapanadze co-founder and head of the GRASS. Read More

Public Lecture at Telavi State University

On 22 October, European Center for Minority Issues organized a public lecture at Telavi State University in Kakheti Region. Title of the lecture was “European Union, Europeanization and the Role of Ethnic Minorities – Georgia’s Perspective” and was delivered by well-known writer and publicist Davit Zurabishvili. Read More