European Advocacy for Academic Freedom
SAR Europe works to increase understanding, protection for, and implementation of academic freedom Europe-wide, by engaging European human rights and higher education systems. This will include bringing activities beyond the doors of the university, and involving new partners, new countries, and new sectors in highly visible advocacy initiatives. Specifically, we aim to:
(1) Inform policymaking in Europe as it relates to academic freedom;
(2) Expand and coordinate advocacy by European actors; and
(3) Increase participation from Central, Eastern and Southern Europe.
In so doing, we hope to bridge the gaps between the higher education and human rights communities in Europe, increase the impact of advocacy efforts through better coordination across Europe, and increase visibility and knowledge across Europe of the importance of academic freedom to free and open societies.
Read about the work of the European Coordinating Committee for Academic Freedom Advocacy here.
Examples of SAR Europe's policy briefings and submissions to European institutions available here.