The Scholars at Risk Italy section was launched at the University of Padova on February 19, 2019.
SAR Italy is a partnership between Italian higher education institutions and research centres and SAR,
an international network of higher education institutions aimed at fostering the promotion of
academic freedom and protecting the fundamental rights of scholars across the world.
In constituting SAR Italy, the governance structures of adhering institutions, as well as researchers,
educators, students and administrative personnel send a strong message of solidarity to scholars and
institutions that experience situations whereby their academic freedom is at stake, and their research,
educational and ‘third mission’ activities are constrained.
Coming together in SAR Italy, the adhering institutions commit to concretely contributing to the
promotion and protection of academic freedom, alongside over 500 other higher education
institutions in 40 countries in the world.
Russian version of SAR Italy's appeal to stop the violence against the academic community in Belarus
April 9, 2021
8 months since the presidential elections held in Belarus which saw the contested confirmation of president Lukashenko, the Italian section of Scholars at Risk (SAR Italy), in agreement with the Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI) has sent a petition addressed to the Belarusian authorities to express our deep concern regarding the attacks on the academic community in the country. According to different international sources, following the elections in August 2020 several peaceful demonstrations took place in Belarus calling for a real process of democratization in the country; these demonstrations were violently repressed by the Belarusian authorities. Many students and academics took part in these demonstrations, many of whom were subsequently stopped, detained, legally prosecuted, fired or expelled from the universities. The exercise of the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly, which are protected by the Belarusian Constitution, in Articles 8, 33, 35 and 36, have been violated. These attacks against the university communities are incompatible with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.Read More
April 9, 2021
8 months since the presidential elections held in Belarus which saw the contested confirmation of president Lukashenko, the Italian section of Scholars at Risk (SAR Italy), in agreement with the Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI) has sent a petition addressed to the Belarusian authorities to express our deep concern regarding the attacks on the academic community in the country.Read More
April 9, 2021
A otto mesi esatti dalle elezioni presidenziali tenutesi in Bielorussia che hanno visto la contestata riconferma del presidente Lukashenko alla guida del paese, la sezione italiana di Scholars At Risk (SAR Italia), in accordo con la Conferenza dei Rettori delle Università Italiane (CRUI), ha firmato una lettera di petizione indirizzata alla presidenza bielorussa per esprimere la più profonda preoccupazione circa gli attacchi nei confronti della comunità accademica nel paese.Read More
April 9, 2021 6:30 pm
SAR Italy will participate in the event "Bielorussia a 8 mesi dalle elezioni: la libertà accademica nel mirino del regime" organized by Supolka - Associazione Bielorussi in Italia.Read More
March 1, 2021 3:00 pm
COSMOS, the Centre on Social Movement Studies at SNS, has organized an online round table entitled: Boğaziçi University Protests: An Unexpected Challenge to AuthoritarianismRead More
February 19, 2021 3:30 pm
Let's celebrate two years of SAR Italy together!
The event "2 anni di SAR Italia - Il racconto di un'esperienza di solidarietà internazionale", which will be attended by the 27 universities that are part of the Italian network of SAR, will present a summary of the work done as coordinator and Steering Committee of SAR Italy in these two years.
To learn more about the SAR Italy section, please contact
Claudia Padovani, Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, Giuridiche e Studi Internazionali, Università degli Studi di Padova, Via del Santo 26, Padova, 35123. firstname.lastname@example.org
Francesca Helm. Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, Giuridiche e Studi Internazionali, Università degli Studi di Padova, Via del Santo 26, Padova, 35123. email@example.com