Representatives from universities in Slovakia will convene in Bratislava on May 23, 2019 to launch the Slovakia section of Scholars at Risk. The launch is organized by the Bratislava Policy Institute, which will act as the secretariat of the SAR Slovakia Section during a three-year pilot phase.
The SAR Slovakia section launch will be held in association with the 2019 Freedom Festival, which will take place on May 24. Participants will gather in Bratislava to explore ways to mobilize Slovak society to better understand and defend academic and creative freedoms, which include freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of thoughts, freedom of research, and freedom of art. The program features documentaries, discussions, exhibitions, plays, and concerts which highlight injustice and celebrate freedom of expression.