The Academy for Research and Higher Education (ARES), the Rectors' Conference, French Community of Belgium (CRef), Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) and Université de Liège (ULiège) cordially invite you to the launching event of the new Scholars at Risk – Wallonia-Brussels Federation section.
Scholars at Risk is an international network of higher education institutions dedicated to protecting and supporting scholars whose life and academic work is at risk due to threats to their freedom, safety, and well-being.
The members of the new Scholars at Risk Wallonia-Brussels Federation section are proud to join their forces to establish a dedicated section to champion academic freedom and human rights. Drawing upon their collective experience of hosting and supporting academics and researchers in danger for many years now, this collaboration aims to develop more resources to help and host scholars at risk, raise the profile of the numerous actions being taken by the members in this area, and optimise the sharing of experiences and good practices between institutions.
We look forward to your presence at this significant event as we come together to support academic freedom, defend human rights, and stand in solidarity with scholars facing threats around the world. By uniting our efforts and sharing our experiences, we can create a brighter future for scholars at risk and uphold the fundamental principles of education and freedom.
« The Launching Event of the Scholars at Risk – Wallonia-Brussels Federation Section »
Brussels · November 21, 2023 · 1:15 PM - 5:20 PM, followed by a networking reception until 6:30 PM
- Keynote Addresses: Eminent scholars and human rights advocates will share their insights into the importance of academic freedom and the role of higher education institutions in promoting it.
- Panel Discussions: Engage in thought-provoking discussions on the challenges scholars face globally and the initiatives taken to protect and support them.
- Networking Reception: Connect with fellow academics, students, and advocates for academic freedom during the reception following the event.
November 21, 2023
1:15 PM - 5:20 PM, followed by a networking reception until 6:30 PM.
Fondation Universitaire (Salle A)
Rue d’Egmont, 11
This event is free of charge and open to the public. Researchers, students, scholars at risk who have been or are being hosted by institutions, HEIs’ international relations officers, admissions, foundations, human rights organisations are particularly encouraged to take part.
Please feel free to share the invitation to this event with anyone who might be interested.
How to Register
To secure your spot, please fill in the webform by November 10, 2023.
For inquiries, please contact Alexia Vercruysse: