Call for participation: Two surveys on how Europe’s universities support researchers at risk

As part of the “Initiative to Support, Promote and Integrate Researchers at Risk in Europe” (InSPIREurope), EUA is mapping the situation of researchers at risk and of the institutions that host or employ them via two surveys.

An institutional survey gathers information on the practices and challenges that hosting higher education and research institutions face. A second survey addressing researchers at risk provides an opportunity to share their experiences, needs and suggestions on how to enhance support. EUA members and partners are invited to participate in the institutional survey, and to disseminate the individual survey to researchers at risk currently and previously hosted by them.  

Evidence collected will result in recommendations on how to improve national and European level policy frameworks and funding instruments, such as the Marie Curie Skłodowska Actions and Erasmus+, for enhanced support of researchers at risk and of the higher education and research institutions that host them. The data collection will also support the project’s efforts to forge a long-term, cross-sectoral, Europe-wide alliance of organisations supporting researchers at risk.

The deadline for survey contributions is 1 May 2020. Initial results will be presented at the 2020 InSPIREurope Stakeholder Forum on 8 June 2020, hosted by the PAUSE programme at Collège de France, Paris.

InSPIREurope is an initiative to support researchers who are at risk due to discrimination, persecution, suffering or violence. It is coordinated by Scholars at Risk Europe, hosted at Maynooth University in Ireland and funded under the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. 


flag yellow lowThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 857742.

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