The Philipp Schwartz and Inspireurope Stakeholder Forum 2022 is convened jointly by the Philipp Schwartz Initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Inspireurope Project, a consortium of ten partner organisations across Europe that are committed to the protection and support of researchers at risk. Funded under the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and led by Scholars at Risk Europe at Maynooth University, Ireland, Inspireurope anchors the work already underway on a national level in different European countries and lays the groundwork on a European level for durable support structures.
The 2022 Stakeholder Forum will reflect on the situation and the work of displaced scholars who have found placements in other countries. It will discuss the state of academic freedom in specific regions. It will also present mutual learning opportunities for at-risk scholars, academic mentors, and higher education administrators working to support at-risk academics and to strengthen academic freedom. In collaboration with Academics in Solidarity, a mentoring programme hosted at Freie Universität Berlin, a particular focus will be placed on offering information and coaching sessions for at-risk scholars who are working towards long-term professional perspectives.
Participants will include Philipp Schwartz fellows, at-risk scholars supported by other organizations, academic mentors, university administrators, national, European, and international partner organisations, as well as other attendees from academia, politics, civil society.
The conference is a hybrid event, which will take part in Berlin as well as online. All programme events are scheduled using Central European Summer Time (CEST). Up to 250 participants are expected to participate in this hybrid event, and the conference language will be English. Please note that on-site participation in this event is by invitation only and requires advance registration. The online programme can be followed live on the YouTube channel of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at https://www.youtube.com/user/AvHStiftung/videos