Focusing on Freedom: Academic Freedom in Central and Eastern Europe

Thursday, Oct 03 2019 12:00 am

Event Location Banská Bystrica, Slovakia

Bratislava Policy Institute, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica and the Hanns Seidel Foundation invite you to the first year of the international conference, Focusing on Freedom: Academic Freedom in CEE.

The conference will take place at the Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica as part of a series of public events devoted to academic freedom.

The following topics will be discussed at the conference:

  • Academic Freedom in CEE
  • Academic freedom in Slovakia, freedom of speech in research and writing
  • Freedoms, values ​​and principles on which the Slovak academic community stands
  • Limits and barriers of contemporary science and higher education in Slovakia
  • Marketization of higher education
  • Freedom of expression in post-real time

Registration will be via the electronic system (

The deadline for completing an electronic application together with the title of the paper and the abstract (250 words) is September 15, 2019.

The conference languages ​​are: Slovak, Czech, English.

The conference program will be published after the registration process. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at: