InSPIREurope

Initiative to Support, Promote and Integrate Researchers at Risk in Europe

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.

For questions about InSPIREurope and the involvement of EUA, please contact Monika Steinel.

 

European Commission, under Horizon 2020, Marie Curie Skłodowska-Curie Coordination and Support Action

  • Key facts about InSPIREurope:

    • Project Title: InSPIREurope – Initiative to Support, Promote and Integrate Researchers at Risk in Europe
    • Funded by: European Commission, under Horizon 2020, Marie Curie Skłodowska-Curie Coordination and Support Action
    • Project dates: 1 September 2019 to 31 August 31 2022
  • Project partners:

    • Scholars at Risk Europe, hosted at Maynooth University, Ireland (Project Coordinator)
    • Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Germany
    • European University Association
    • Jagiellonian University, Poland
    • University of Oslo, Norway
    • University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    • French national PAUSE programme, hosted by the Collège de France
    • Stichting voor Vluchteling-Studenten UAF, Netherlands
    • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
    • Scholz CTC GmbH, Germany
  • Associate Partners & International Partners include:

    • EuroScience
    • Scholars at Risk Norway
    • Scholars at Risk Switzerland
    • University of Padova, Italy
    • University of Trento, Italy
    • Scholars at Risk Network

Resources

  • Obstacles to Excellence: new report from Scholars at Risk maps threats to academic freedom in China

    Partners news

    30 September 2019

    EUA partner Scholars at Risk released the report Obstacles to Excellence, mapping threats to academi...

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  • Transforming universities to embrace equity, diversity and inclusion

    News

    20 June 2019

    This was the topic of the INVITED project’s peer learning seminar on 14 June at University Col...

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  • Diversity and inclusiveness in universities: Colin Scott, University College Dublin, Ireland

    Video

    31 May 2018 view more
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion: EUA publication features university case studies

    News

    31 May 2018

    EUA has published an edited volume that showcases universities’ strategies and approach...

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  • “Inclusive Europe Today, Powerful Europe Tomorrow” – A message from the participants of the inHERE staff training week

    News

    26 April 2018

    The inHERE (Higher Education Supporting Refugees in Europe) project staff training week on “Integr...

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  • Universities' approaches & strategies towards diversity & inclusiveness

    External resource

    21 December 2017 view more
  • EUA Webinar: Refugees welcome map

    Video

    23 March 2016 view more
  • EUA Statement on the refugee crisis

    Policy input

    23 October 2015

    At its Council meeting on 23 October 2015 the European University Association (EUA) called on policy...

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