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

The Inspireurope+ project works to coordinate and strengthen support in Europe for researchers at risk. It runs from September 2022 to August 2025, building on the work undertaken by the previous Inspireurope project (2019-2022).

Inspireurope+ is grounded in the idea that excellence in research depends upon free and open scientific debate and requires a diversity of perspectives and methodologies to flourish. Globally, challenges to academic freedom and related pressures on individual researchers remain significant. In many countries and regions researchers face risks to their life, liberty and careers. When researchers are at risk, and excluded from participating in the global research community, whether due to discrimination, persecution, disaster or violence, not only are individual lives and careers at risk; the very future of research is also at stake.

The skills and attributes of researchers at risk carry significant research potential for hosting countries in Europe. The coordination of efforts between researchers at risk and actors experienced in the work of support and solidarity is required for this research potential to be more fully realised on a Europe-wide scale. In recognition of a shared commitment to excellence in research and to the principles of freedom of inquiry and academic freedom that are essential for world-class research, the Inspireurope+ partners coordinate activities across Europe to support researchers at risk.

Inspireurope+ is led by Scholars at Risk Europe (based in Maynooth University, Ireland). For more information, please visit the project website.

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This project has received funding from the European Union, under Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), Horizon Europe.


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    07 May 2024

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  • Inspireurope+ webinar series (II) - Career assessment for researchers at risk


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  • Career assessment for researchers at risk

    08 Jun 2023 Events Online
    The European University Association (EUA) presented the second webinar of a five-part series as part of the Inspireurope+ project (September 2022 - September 2025), which aims to strengthen and coordinate support for researchers at risk across Europe. This webinar offered inspiration for host insti... Read more
  • Expanding opportunities for researchers at risk

    19 Apr 2023 Events Gdańsk University of Technology
    The European University Association (EUA) is pleased to offer a seminar for university leaders to exchange on strategic approaches for supporting researchers at risk. Around the world, scholars are experiencing threats to their careers, liberty, and lives, particularly in countries where legal fram... Read more
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