THE SOUTH TYROLEAN INSTITUTE OF ETHNIC GROUPS
International research on ethnic groups with a strong South Tyrolean reference
The South Tyrolean Institute of Ethnic Groups is a non-profit organization chartered under civil law. It was founded in 1960 with the purpose of:
- studying the difficulties faced by the German and Ladin-speaking ethnic groups in South Tyrol and working out practical suggestions for solutions, and
- making a contribution, in the spirit of solidarity, to the solution of the problems of ethnic minorities throughout Europe through research, exchanges of experience, and international cooperation.
The Institute functions as a center for research, scholarship, and information, as a point of contact, and as a forum for open discussion. It is not affiliated with any political party nor with any other organization, and it has no connection with any economic interests.
In the course of its existence, the SVI has published over 250 publications. One of the most important is the three-volume series "Handbook of European National Minorities", which is considered to be a standard work in the field of ethnic group research.
Manuale delle minoranze europee volume 1
Handbook of European National Minorities
Lexikon nicht-staatlicher Gruppen und Diasporen im Mittelmeerraum
Manuale di linguistica italiana
Handbuch der europäischen Volksgruppen Band 1
Schriftenreihe der Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft Belgiens Band 1
CURRENT PROJECTS & EVENTS
Overview of our current projects and events.
Formen kollektiver Selbstbestimmung nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg
Digital database of minority relevant legal texts from the European area
On frendly invitation by the Biblioteca Archivio del CSSEO
Eine hochkarätige Delegation der Sorbischen Minderheit hat am 19.-20.11.2018 das SVI besucht.
58. Seduta generale dell'Istituto Sudtirolese dei Gruppi Etnici nel Palazzo Mercantile di Bolzano