Scholars at Risk Europe, hosted at Maynooth University, is the European office of the global Scholars at Risk network. Its establishment represents the culmination of nearly two decades of partnership between European higher education institutions and the global Scholars at Risk Network. The European office will support and coordinate the activities of Scholars at Risk national sections and partner networks across Europe to strengthen our collective voice at the European level and contribute to informed policymaking for the greater protection of scholars and increased respect for academic freedom worldwide.
The launch was held at the European Parliament in Brussels on November 28th in association with a roundtable discussion on academic freedom. The event was hosted by Wajid Khan MEP, and featured remarks by Claude Moraes MEP, Mairead McGuinness MEP, representatives from SAR, and Maynooth University. Representatives from the Magna Charta Observatory, the European University Association, the University of Bremen, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the European External Action Service participated in the roundtable discussion on academic freedom.
Photographs from the launch of Scholars at Risk Europe