In this paper we outline the general process of nation state building and minority formation in Europe, the politicisation of regional minorities in post war Europe, the role played in this context by EU cohesion policy with particular reference to structural funds and cross border cooperation programmes.

Title European integration and ethnic minority mobilization: A theoretical introduction and literature review
Authors Dia Anagnostou and Anna Triandafyllidou
Edition WP05.004, 2005