Welcome to Minority Institutions Database

This database currently collects data and evaluates the situation of minority institutions in six minority communities living in eight countries of Central and Eastern Europe – namely Russian speakers in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania; Poles in Lithuania; and Hungarians in Romania and Slovakia. The research is supported by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellowship. The larger research agenda aims to explore sources and forms of minority democratic agency across Central and Eastern Europe.

The database provides information about four key aspects of the associational life of ethnic minorities in majoritarian states:


When using the database in research, please cite it as:

Csergő, Zsuzsa, Tamás Kiss, and Olga Talal. "Minority Institutions Database." https://wp3.its.queensu.ca/minority-institutions-database/ (Date of access).


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Ethnic Minorities in CEE

The project focuses on a select subset of minority communities in Central and Eastern Europe.

More info about selected communities

Minority Democratic Agency

Minority democratic agency is a key component in our understanding of minority institutions.

Learn how we apply this concept

General Methodology

The database focuses on individual (micro-level) and institutional (meso-level) indicators for analysis.

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