SAR Italy

Members of SAR Italy

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.

News

Russian version of SAR Italy's appeal to stop the violence against the academic community in Belarus

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.

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SAR Italy's appeal to stop the violence against the academic community in Belarus

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.

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L'appello di SAR  Italia per fermare le violenze contro la comunità accademica in Bielorussia

L'appello di SAR Italia per fermare le violenze contro la comunità accademica in Bielorussia

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.

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IN RETE PER PATRICK ZAKI.

IN RETE PER PATRICK ZAKI.

March 9, 2021

SAR Italia partecipa alla rassegna web “Sette meno dieci” dedicata allo studente egiziano

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Events

Bielorussia a 8 mesi dalle elezioni: la libertà accademica nel mirino del regime

Bielorussia a 8 mesi dalle elezioni: la libertà accademica nel mirino del regime

April 9, 2021 6:30 pm

Online

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.

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General Assembly

General Assembly

March 8, 2021 12:00 pm

online

SAR Italy's General Assembly with election of the steering committee for the next two years will be held on March 8th online.

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Boğaziçi University Protests: An Unexpected Challenge to Authoritarianism

Boğaziçi University Protests: An Unexpected Challenge to Authoritarianism

March 1, 2021 3:00 pm

online

COSMOS, the Centre on Social Movement Studies at SNS, has organized an online round table entitled: Boğaziçi University Protests: An Unexpected Challenge to Authoritarianism

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2 anni di SAR Italia - Il racconto di un'esperienza di solidarietà internazionale

2 anni di SAR Italia - Il racconto di un'esperienza di solidarietà internazionale

February 19, 2021 3:30 pm

Online

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.

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Members

Contact

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. claudia.padovani@unipd.it

Ester Gallo, Department of Sociology and Social Research, Via Verdi 26, Trento, Italy, 38122. ester.gallo@unitn.it

Francesca Helm. Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche, Giuridiche e Studi Internazionali, Università degli Studi di Padova, Via del Santo 26, Padova, 35123. francesca.helm@unipd.it