Sinead O’Gorman talks academic freedom in a complex world with the European Association for International Education (EAIE)
Date: Wednesday, 05 May 2021
Call for urgent action from prominent universities: “We must do everything in our power to save Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali’s life”
On the five-year anniversary of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali’s arrest, Scholars at Risk (SAR) remains alarmed at his continued detention and repeated denial of medical care, and encourages immediate action to rectify the human rights violations surrounding his arrest, detention, and death sentence. Dr. Djalali is a prominent scholar of disaster medicine who taught most recently at Karolinska Institute, in Sweden. He held similar positions at the Università del Piemonte Orientale, in Italy; and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in Belgium. Today those institutions have come together to once again call for his release. SAR supports them in this action and calls on Iranian authorities to suspend the capital sentence issued against Dr. Djalali and to secure his immediate release so he may receive the medical care he urgently needs.
Date: Monday, 26 April 2021
Join the Scholars at Risk Europe team! SAR Europe seeks an experienced Policy & Programme Manager to coordinate the EU-funded Inspireurope project, including its day-to-day coordination, implementation, monitoring and reporting. In addition, the Policy & Programme Manager will contribute a portion of their time to the core activities of the SAR Europe office. It is SAR Europe’s intention to seek further funding to continue and expand our coordination and policy activities in Europe beyond the term of the Inspireurope project (which ends in August 2022).
Date: Thursday, 15 April 2021
SAR Europe submits feedback to the EC Communication on the Global Approach to Research, Innovation, Education, and Youth.
Scholars at Risk Europe welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback to the European Commission’s Communication on the Global Approach to Research, Innovation, Education, and Youth. SAR Europe submits that academic freedom should be a clear and visible strategic priority within EU engagement with global partners.
Date: Friday, 09 April 2021
SAR Europe joins over 100 international organisations calling on the Council of Europe to act on the growing threat of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) by issuing a recommendation to member states.
Date: Friday, 26 March 2021
SAR Europe joins civil society call for the immediate operationalisation of HRC’s new mandate on Belarus
SAR Europe joins with 63 international and Belarusian organisations led by Human Rights House Foundation to call for the immediate operationalisation of the Human Rights Council’s new mandate on Belarus.
Date: Wednesday, 24 March 2021
Scholars at Risk Europe welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the European Commission's consultation on the annual rule of law reporting cycle. Academic freedom and institutional autonomy are directly linked to the rule of law. Higher education institutions foster the free exchange of ideas, challenge the status quo and train future scholars, scientists, journalists, judges, and civil and human rights advocates. Like a free media, an independent judiciary and an active civil society, academic freedom and institutional autonomy act as an essential counterbalance to unfettered government rule. The following submission underlines why the annual rule of law reporting cycle should explicitly capture challenges to academic freedom and threats to academics, students, scientists, and researchers in Europe.
Date: Monday, 08 March 2021
Inspireurope partner; the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece published the second of three newsletters on the Inspireurope project in March 2021. This newsletter covered project events and activities for the period March 2020 - February 2021
Date: Wednesday, 03 March 2021
SAR Europe welcomes the opportunity to provide input to the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) programming for human rights and democracy 2021-2024. SAR Europe welcomes the inclusion of academic freedom and protection of academics in the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy2020-2024. Concrete support for academic freedom and at-risk scholars too often slips between the cracks of higher education and human rights policies and programmes. Inclusion of these issues in the recent EU Action Plan is an important step towards bridging the gap between higher education and human rights support mechanisms, and serves to publicly highlight the crucial role of scholars and academic freedom in democratic societies
Date: Friday, 26 February 2021
In response to the threat of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the University is implementing reasonable and proportionate precautions in line with policy and advice from the HSE, DES and DFAT. Our priorities at this time are to minimise the chances of spread of the infection and to protect the health and welfare of our staff and students.
Date: Monday, 14 December 2020