UNESCO Chair for Minority Studies (103), established in 1997 at Eötvös Lórand University (ELTE), (Hungary).


Sociology; Minority studies.


  • To promote an integrated system of research, training, internships, information and documentation activities focusing on national identity, minority experience and inter-group relations, and on policy formulation in these fields, and to the opening of policy dialogue between the social actors concerned (State, local authorities, communities, NGOs, researchers, media, etc.).
  • To sensitize public opinion, researchers and decision-makers to the most appropriate policies and programmes in the field of minority studies.
  • To facilitate collaboration between the research team of the University, other institutions in the Central European region, high-level internationally recognized researchers and institutions, and UNESCO's Intergovernmental Programme on the Management of Social Transformation.

Host Institution


UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Social and Human Sciences.


Prof. Antal Orkeny, Lórand Eötvös University (ELTE), Institute of Sociology and Social Policy
E-Mail address - orkeny(at)
Work Phone - 36 1 266 3860
Fax - 36 1 266 3860
Street - 10, Pollack Mihaly Ter
City - Budapest
Postal Code - H 1088
Country - Hungary