02 Oct 2017
EADI members and institutions herewith express their concern about the increasing restrictions imposed on scholars and the academic freedom as well as the freedom of speech in many countries, including within Europe.
We are shocked to witness the prosecution of those who practice democracy as an integral and substantial part of good governance and civil rights.
We will explore how best we can support those who as scholars are the victims of undemocratic, authoritarian rule and are prosecuted because of their democratic engagement.
We appeal to governments and academic institutions alike to provide space and shelter for scholars in need.
EADI member institutions are encouraged to collaborate in the efforts to accommodate those who are robbed of the means to continue their work.