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Refugees Initiative

Inspire Europe: Supporting Researchers At Risk

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INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

COUNTRY

Greece

CITY

Thessaloniki

Address

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
University Campus
54124, Thessaloniki
Greece

EUROPEAN PROJECT

Inspireurope is a 3-year project (September 2019-August 2022)
funded by the European Commission under grant agreement no.
857742. The project is led by a consortium of ten European partners
active in supporting researchers at risk and is coordinated by
Maynooth University (host of Scholars at Risk Europe). It also
involves the global Scholars at Risk Network as an international
partner as well as five associate partners across Europe.

TYPOLOGY

- University policies on access to higher education

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees
- Refugees of second generation
- Students
- University staff (academic and administrative)

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is proud to be one of 10 European partners that
participate in the Initiative to Support, Promote and Integrate Researchers at Risk in
Europe (InSPIREurope). Inspireurope aims to facilitate cooperation across Europe in support
of researchers at risk and to increase opportunities for these
researchers in the academic and non-academic sectors in Europe, via
improved sharing of good practices, trainings and advisory activities,
and policy recommendations on improving Europe-wide support.

The project’s main activities:

• Establish a European Coordinating Committee
• Map and analyse existing support, detailed policy recommendations and a road map for improving support.
• Mutual learning activities and high-level stakeholder fora to facilitate exchange
• Training and guidance for researchers at risk
• Training and guidance for employers, host organizations and other key stakeholders, academic and non-academic sector across Europe
• Outreach, networking and awareness-raising