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The second Inspireurope outreach workshop will take place in Krakow on October 7-8, 2021 and aims to build on the progress made at the first Inspireurope outreach workshop that took place on January 9th, 2020. The workshop will bring together stakeholders from Poland and neighboring countries to discuss activities to support researchers at risk.

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Programme

11.00-11.30 Welcome remarks 

Chair: Prof. Beata Kowalska, Jagiellonian University

  • Prof. Dorota Malec, Vice-Rector of Jagiellonian University
  • Robert Piaskowski, City Kraków 
  • Sinead O’Gorman, Director, SAR Europe, on behalf of Inspireurope project

11.30-12.15 Academic freedom in Central and Southern Europe - challenges and threats Hungary, Poland, Serbia

Chair: Dr Wojciech Burek, Jagiellonian University

  • Dr Dániel Mikecz, Hungarian Academy of Science
  • Prof. Dušan Pavlović, University of Belgrade, Network of Academic Solidarity and Engagement 
  • Anna Białek, Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights

12.15-12.30 Break with Choir in Contact 

12:30-13:15 Keynote: Academic Freedom: Core Academic Value and Pillar of Democracy

  • Dr Olga Hünler, Off University

13.15-14.15 Strengthening Support for Researchers at Risk in Central and Southern Europe

Chair: Dr Joel Hanisek 

Presentation of the new Inspireurope publication: "Researchers at Risk: National-level Actions in Europe".  

  • Dr Birgit Bujard, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation  
  • Marion Gues, PAUSE

Interactive discussion amongst regional representatives from Greece, Poland, Italy, and Sweden around building and sustaining national initiatives to support researchers at risk. 

  • Prof. Alexandros Triantafyllidis, SAR Greece 
  • Prof. Dominika Kasprowicz, Villa Decius Association
  • Dr Francesca Helm, SAR Italy  
  • Karolina Catoni, SAR Sweden 

Q&C

14:15 - 14:30 Choir in Contact 

14.30-15.00 Career development & cross-national circulation of researchers in Europe: Euraxess TOP IV results

Chair: Dr Sybilla Stanisławska Kloc, Jagiellonian University

  • Dimitrios Sanopoulos, National Coordinator of the Greek EURAXESS Service Network 

15:00-15:30 Virtual Networking Session using Spatial Chat

11.00-11.20 From Kabul to Krakow 

Chair: Filip Ryba and Patrycja Król, Jagiellonian University

  • Alisher Ahahir
  • Masooma Sultani   

11.20-12.20 Researchers at Risk: Contributions to European academy 

Chair: Prof. Halina Grzymała-Moszczyńska, Jagiellonian University

  • Prof. Sema Bayraktar, Birarada Association
  • Dr Gilbert Nchongboh Chofong, Julius Kühn-Institut
  • Prof. Candan Badem, Uppsala University 

Q&A

12.20-12.50 Curatorial virtual tour of the exhibition of young Belarusian artists: Volha Kovalskaya 

12.50-13.10 Belarusian voices 

Chair: Filip Ryba, Maria Świątkowska, Jagiellonian University 

  • Ekaterina Kavalionak-Hlukhouskaya
  • Volha Kavalskaya 
  • Eduard Bukata

13.10-14.15 Solidarity with Belarusian academics 

European initiatives supporting Belarusian academics

Chair: Prof. Joanna Hańderek, Jagiellonian University

  • Matteo Vespa, European Students’ Union
  • Frank Albrecht, Philipp Schwartz-Initiative 
  • Agnieszka Stefaniak-Hrycko, National Agency of Academic Exchange

Q&A

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Meet the Speakers

Surname/Name

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Frank Albrecht is the Programme Director of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative for at-risk researchers at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. 

Uppsala University, History department, visiting researcher

Born in 1970. PhD in History from Sabancı University, Istanbul. Dissertation on the Ottoman Crimean War was published by Brill in 2010. One of the signatories of the Academics for Peace declaration in Turkey in 2016. Purged from all universities in Turkey by government decree on 1 September 2016. 

BIRARADA

Sema Bayraktar is an academician currently working at Istanbul Bilgi University, specializing in financial systems. She is one of the Academics for Peace and has served as the chairperson of BIRARADA Association, set up by Academics for Peace, between 2019-21. She is also one of the founders of the Green Party in Turkey. Her main ambition is to combine all of the things she has learned from these different groups and be able to contribute to finance discipline from a more holistic and human oriented perspective.

The Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights

Member of the Constitutional, International and European Law Department at the office of the Commissioner for Human Rights; PhD student at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Birgit is Programme Director Special Projects at the Alexander von Humbold Foundation's Philipp Schwartz Initiative since 2020.

Jagiellonian University

Student of international relations and eurasian studies at the Jagiellonian University, activist of "Belarusians in Krakow", member of the executive board of Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Foundation

Institute of European Studies (Jagiellonian University), Humbold Fellow at the Menschenrechtszentrum (Universität Potsdam)

Assistant Professor at the Institute of European Studies (JU Cracow). PhD in Legal Sciences with specialization in public international law. As of the new academic year - as a Humboldt Fellow - he is affiliated with the Center for Human Rights at the University of Potsdam (MenschenRechtsZentrum der Universität Potsdam). Current academic and professional interests: international migration and refugee law, diplomatic and consular law, human rights law, EU anti-discrimination law, gender and law.

SAR-Sweden, University of Gothenburg

Karolina Catoni is international relations officer and deputy director at the International Centre at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.  Karolina is the project manager for the work with Scholars at Risk within her instituion and coordinates the Scholars at Risk Network – Sweden Section, which includes members from 22 Swedish higher education institutions. 

Julius Kuhn-Institut

A Molecular Plant Pathologist with experience and extensive expertise in Plant virology research. I acquired a BSc. in Plant Science, MSc. (Plant physiology and Biotechnology) from the University of Dschang, Cameroon (2000-2007) and a PhD. in Plant Pathology (Virology) (2009-2014) from Huazhong Agricultural University, China.
I have worked as an assistant lecturer with the University of Buea; Catholic University Institute of Buea, Cameroon and Jianghan University, China. 
I joined Julius Kuhn institut since August 2019 as an AvH-PSI fellow. I am interested in emerging viruses, latency and non-coding RNA implication in antiviral regulations for practical utilization in disease control.

Wassim Ibrahim

In 1998 he finished his first undergraduate study in civil engineering assistant at Damascus University. Even as his engineering career was being launched, serious musical study was pursued. Now he is a doctor in music composition at the Music Academy of Krakow; his compositions have been premiered and performed in many festivals, countries and concert halls throughout the Middle East, Europe and North America; he got a title as a Multicultural Ambassador of Krakow- Poland in the 2019, with the Chór w kontakcie, in the category of non- govermental organizations and groups.

The inspiration for the creation this choir for amateur singers in Kontakt Przestrzeń ruchu i tańca, was to create an ensemble for sheer enjoyment and pleasure! Driven by a common love of singing, we also imagine expanding our experience—collaborating with a wide range of artists including dancers and professional musicians while still retaining our identy as a choir for amateur singers. No one has to to be a trained musician to sing in this choir! We sing folk, traditional music, classical music, and a lot of songs from all over the world in many languages.

European University Association

Michael Gaebel is the Director of the Higher Education Policy Unit of the European University Association (EUA),  which follows the Bologna Process, issues in learning and teaching, including  lifelong learning, digitally enhanced learning, internationalisation and global dialogue. Michael represents EUA in the Bologna Follow-up Group, and has been actively involved in several of its working groups over the past decade. Together with other colleagues from the unit, he participates as a partner in the  Inspireurope projecT. 


The European University Association (EUA) represents 33 national university associations (rectors’ conferences) and more than 800 universities from all over Europe. 

Jagiellonian University, Jesuit University Ignacjanum in Cracow

Professor of Psychology of Culture

Teaching and research pertain to: Migration (both voluntary and involuntary), acculturation of migrants, returning migration. Psychology of culture with special emphasis on methodological aspects of research in the paradigm of cross-cultural, cultural and indigenous psychology. Recent publication (with Adam Anczyk) Psychology of migration: Facing cultural and religious diversity. Brill Publishers 2021.

PAUSE Programme

Marion Gues joined the French hosting program for scientists and artists in exile (PAUSE -  Collège de France) in May 2020. She manages European and international collaborations and funding and assists scientists in exile to identify host institutions in France.

Before joining PAUSE, she held the position of Science and Innovation Officer at the French Embassy in South Africa. She previously worked at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) as the cooperation Officer in charge of South-East Asia and China.

SAR Europe

Dr. Joel Hanisek is Policy & Programme Manager at SAR Europe, managing the EU-funded Inspireurope project and supporting the activities of SAR sections in Europe. 

Jagiellonian University

Polish philosopher of culture, associate professor at the Jagiellonian University, opinion journalist, activist and politician.

University of Padova, Italy. Scholars at Risk Italy section

Francesca Helm is assistant professor of English at the University of Padova, and co-coordinator (with Ester Gallo and Claudia Padovani) of the Italian section of Scholars at Risk which was launched in February 2019 at the University of Padova.

Off University

Dr. Olga Hünler received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Middle East Technical University in 2007. Between 2016 and 2021, she was granted the Philipp Schwartz Fellowship founded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at Bremen University and the Academy in Exile's Critical Thinking Residency Program at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. She is a board member of the Off-University Berlin. She is also a guest researcher at the Margherita von Brentano Center for Gender Studies. Olga Hünler is one of the lead educators of the Massive Open Online Course titled "Dangerous Questions: Why Academic Freedom Matters?" collaborated with Scholars at Risk and the University of Oslo.

Jagiellonian Univeristy, Villa Decius Association

Academic researcher and cultural manager, PhD (Degree) in Political Science (2010), Associate Professor at the Jagiellonian University (Institute of Journalism, Media and Social Communication), holder of the European Diploma in Cultural Project Management, since 2016 director of the Villa Decius, Poland – cultural institution, residency for artists and scholars at risk. Member of an Executive Board of “SO-CLOSE Enhancing Social Cohesion through Sharing the Cultural Heritage of Forced Migrations” H2020 project, member of the Interdisciplinary Team of OPEN KRAKOW Programme. Her research area includes cultural diplomacy and management, political communication, populism and social innovations in politics. Recently co-authored publications: “Communicating Populism. Comparing Actor Perceptions, Media Coverage, and Effects on Citizens in Europe”, Routledge, 2019, “Politics, Society and the Economy in Contemporary Poland. An Introduction”, Scholar 2016.

Jagiellonian Univeristy

Ekaterina Kavalionak-Hlukhouskaya (pen name Kasia Ioffe), born June 2, 1995, member of the Belarusian PEN Centre and the East-European Art Therapy Association, poet, writer. Translated authors from Belarusian into Polish. Masters student at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Literary Criticism (Philological Faculty) and Jewish Studies (History Faculty), graduated from Lyceum of Belarusian State University in Minsk with a specialization in Belarusian literature and philology, and bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the Belarusian State University in Minsk, completed art-therapy courses organized by the University of Florida, the Academy of Postgraduate Education in the Republic of Belarus and the East-European Art Therapy Association.

Belarusians in Krakow

Belarusian activist
Co-founder of the Emerick Hutten-Chapsky Foundation and Community of Belarusians in Krakow

Education:
Jagiellonian University, 2018-2020, Master Studies
Belarusian State University, 2012-2017, Master Studies

Jagiellonian University

Sociologist, a Ph.D. student in Social Science. My recent research work has been focused on human rights violations in the West Bank (Occupied Palestinian Territories). I am currently running a research project focused on everyday resistance in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. 

Jagiellonian University

Professor Kowalska works at the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University. She combines her research work with experience in participating in gender equality programmes, both domestic and international. The Jagiellonian University representative at the IsSPIREurope initiative (Horizon 2020) and the Scholars at Risk Network, working towards ensuring academic freedom and protection of repressed members of the academic community.  

Jagiellonian University, Vice-Rector for International Relations

Prof. Dr. Hab. Dorota Malec – Professor of Jurisprudence, Head of the Chair in Administrative History and Thought at the Jagiellonian University (JU) Faculty of Law and Administration – since 2009, Vice-Rector of JU for International Relations – since 2020. 

Centre for Social Sciences – Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence, Institute for Political Science

Dániel Mikecz is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Political Science of the Centre for Social Sciences – Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence. He wrote his PhD thesis on the Hungarian global justice movement, which was published in 2018. His second book on protests and political activism under the Orbán regime was published in 2020. His research interests are social movements, political protests and political participation.

Scholars at Risk Europe

Sinead O’Gorman directs Scholars at Risk's European office—SAR Europe—hosted at Maynooth University, Ireland. SAR Europe coordinates activities of European partners and national SAR sections in Europe to promote academic freedom and to advance opportunities for at-risk scholars. Ms. O’Gorman joined Scholars at Risk’s New York office in 2007, previously serving as SAR's Deputy Executive Director. Before joining SAR, Sinead previously held programme and research positions at the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York, the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics (CARA) in London and at the Irish Council for International Students (ICOS) in Dublin. She holds an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics, an MA in French from the Université de Montréal, a BA in English and French from Trinity College Dublin. 

Faculty of political science, the Belgrade Univresity

Dušan Pavlović is political economist. He currently teaches political economy and public choice at the Faculty of political science, University of Belgrade. His Areas of interest are political economy of democratic institutions and rational and public choice theory.

The Network for Academic Solidarity and Engagement in Serbia, an organization founded in response to external pressure exerted on Serbian academia.

Jagiellonian University; Institute of Archeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Member of the Inspireurope Kraków team.

A full-time PhD student at the Institute of Archeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences and an amateur traveler in his time off. His scientific interests concern centemporary issues of the Middle East. He is also a member of the academic society Collegium Invisibile.

Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)

Mr. Dimitrios Sanopoulos (male), Chemical Engineer - Coordinator- is Head of the HPID unit of CERTH, where he coordinates several EC, national and international projects on horizontal activities related to Research Policy and ERA, mobility of researchers’ policy issues, awareness and promotional activities for more than 20 years. He is also the coordinator of the Greek EURAXESS Network and the National Contact Point in H2020 for Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions. He was also member of the Working Group on Promotion and Quality of the EURAXESS Services Network Member of the “Steering Group on Human Resources and Mobility” (HRM) in the European Research Area, Greek delegation.

Journalist

Alisher Shahir worked as a Senior and investigative correspondent in Afghanistan outlets. Covering Afghanistan since 2013, focus on war and security. Awarded 10 tops Afghan Journalist position by the Afghan Journalist center (AFJC). 

Jagiellonian University

She is a doctor of law at the Chair of Intellectual Property Law of the Jagiellonian University as well as an advocate and a mediator. Academic and professional interests: an authorship, a permissible use of works, a commercialization of intellectual property law.

Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange

Agnieszka Stefaniak-Hrycko - Director of the Department of Programmes for Scientists at Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange. 


She worked at the Ministry of Education and Science, first in expert and later in managerial positions being responsible for matters related to the cooperation with academic society, the Sejm and the Senate as well as to the promotion of research and higher education in Poland and abroad. She has authored or co-authored the Minister’s programmes supporting young scientists, devoted to international cooperation and the social responsibility of science. At NAWA, she has been responsible for creating programmes for PhD candidates and researchers since the Agency’s foundation.

I am a journalist and worked as reporter with different News agencies and as media and gender coordinator with Afghan journalist safety committee. Recently I worked as Media officer with a U.S. company based in Kabul. 

Jagiellonian Univeristy

Maria Świątkowska is a PhD student of literary studies at Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Her academic interests include medical humanities, gender studies and translation studies. She translated into Polish the works of such researches as, among others, Rita Charon, Mieke Bal and Susan Schuppli. She works as a literary activist and an educator.

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

48 yo. Professor, School of Biology AUTh, Biologist with PhD studies on “Population genetics of animal organisms”. I have followed sabbatical studies in Katholieke Universitet Leuven (2010) and University of Oxford (2019). I have collaborated with Greek and European researchers in National and EU projects on food traceability and biodiversity conservation of Greek animal species using genetic and genomic tools. I have been a member of University Committees on Programmes of Studies, Evaluation, Accreditation, Erasmus, ECTS and international mobility and affairs. I’m also involved in projects related to the Social Responsibility of Universities such as “S.U.C.RE.” and “INSPIREUROPE”. 

European Students’ Union

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Students’ Union. Matteo holds a Madegree in International and Diplomatic Sciences from the University of Bologna. He studies the political and party systems of the European Union and of India.