Supporting students and scholars at risk: efforts and good practices of UNICA and CIVIS universities

Wednesday, Dec 15 2021 12:00 am

In Event Types: Meeting

On August 22, UNICA joined other international higher education associations in the appeal addressed to European Governments and EU Institutions, to take action for Afghanistan’s scholars, researchers, and civil society actors, launched by Scholars at Risk (SAR).

According to the UNHCR, access to university education and research is a fundamental part of the protection and the inclusion strategy of a refugee. How do universities react to this situation and how should they address the challenge?

In this webinar, Denise Roche, Advocacy Manager at SAR Europe, will give a keynote speech to inspire reflection and action on this issue. Denise is currently leading the European Action for Academic Freedom project to expand, coordinate and support advocacy in Europe to promote academic freedom.

After the keynote speech, representatives of UNICA members and of the CIVIS alliance which adopted a welcoming policy for refugee and at-risk students and scholars, will share good practices and experiences to inspire and motivate other colleagues and universities. This webinar aims to promote a vision in which everybody has the right to access university education and research.