InSPIREurope is a Europe-wide initiative to support researchers who are at risk due to discrimination, persecution, suffering or violence. Funded under the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, the initiative is hosted at Maynooth University in Ireland and coordinated by Scholars at Risk Europe.
InSPIREurope brings together a diverse set of partners, including EUA, in a concerted effort to expand support for researchers at risk. Its objective is to forge a coordinated, cross-sectoral, Europe-wide alliance for the researchers. The project begins from the view that excellence in research depends upon open scientific debate, and is driven by a multiplicity of ideas, people and perspectives. When researchers are at risk, and excluded from participating in the global research circuit, not only are individual lives and careers at risk, but the quality, and the very future of research is also at stake.
As a record numbers of researchers reach out to Europe for support, no one country, government, NGO, or enterprise can meet the scope of the challenge. The ambitious and coordinated approach of InSPIREurope is required to provide that support. The project runs from 1 September 2019 until 31 August 2022.
For more information, please visit the project website.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 857742.
EUA is mapping the situation of researchers at risk and of the institutions that host or employ them via two surveys.Read more
EUA partner Scholars at Risk released the report Obstacles to Excellence, mapping threats to academi...Read more
This was the topic of the INVITED project’s peer learning seminar on 14 June at University Col...Read more
EUA has published an edited volume that showcases universities’ strategies and approach...Read more
The inHERE (Higher Education Supporting Refugees in Europe) project staff training week on “Integr...Read more
At its Council meeting on 23 October 2015 the European University Association (EUA) called on policy...Read more