SCIENCE AT RISK Emergency Office

Providing counseling and emergency aid for academics affected by the war in Ukraine and political repressions in Belarus and Russia

I am a scholar / student at risk

At risk means affected by the war in Ukraine as well as politically persecuted in Belarus or Russia

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I would like to support scholars / students at risk

I am ready to provide colleagues from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia with practical advice, professional networking, etc.

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Russian government designates our parent organisation akno e.V. as an “undesirable foreign organisation”

The Russian Ministry of Justice added the Academic Network Eastern Europe to a list of “undesirable foreign organizations” on 4 December.

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Monitoring Report

Ukraine 2022-2023

Threats to science and higher education after the full-scale Russian invasion

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Monitoring Report

Russia 2022/2023

Persecutions in the academic sphere and forced emigration

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How have the needs of Ukrainian scholars changed during the war?

Results from our Monitoring Report Ukraine:

At the start of the war, a need for moral support was dominant. This includes recognition by the international community of Ukrainian suffering, and of a clear line…

Anne Brüning reports on the decision by the Russian government to designate our legal mother akno e.V. as an "undesirable foreign organisation".

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Beyond their research projects #MSCA4Ukraine fellows contribute to the wider discussion on reconstruction of #Ukraine by providing their insights on the current state of Ukrainian science and the steps needed to support the future of an innovative #Ukraine

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SCIENCE AT RISK Emergency Office is a project founded by the Academic Network Eastern Europe, akno e.V., that provides support to academics and students that have been affected by the war in Ukraine or by political repression in Belarus and Russia.

We are one of the few organizations that act as a point of contact for those affected, providing verification, counseling, and emergency assistance for at-risk scholars and students from that region.

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