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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 Henriette Stoeber.


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

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

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