Academic freedom in crisis: a national, European or global problem? (SPOT05.A)

  • Available
    On demand
  • Topics
    • Social responsibility

About this session

Today, academic freedom is challenged on many levels across the globe. With this in mind, we ask ourselves: Is it correct to talk about a crisis in the European Higher Education Area? What are the threats to academic freedom worldwide? Why is the situation in Europe special, how did we get here and what can we do to prevent future atrocities? This session will ask thought-provoking questions and look for answers by analysing developments at the national, European and global levels. 


  • Peter van der Hijden | Independent | Belgium
  • Liviu Matei | Central European University Rectorate | Hungary
  • Sinead O'Gorman | Scholars at Risk Europe | Ireland