Along with the rest of the world, the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (Eurodoc) is observing the terrible events unfolding in Afghanistan during the end of NATO's involvement in the region.
Eurodoc believes that protecting academic freedom for present and future generations of scholars all over the world is crucial to shaping mutual understanding, contributing to scientific knowledge, and the advancement of society as a whole.
From this point, on September 13, 2021 Eurodoc published a statement on the “Scholars at Risk” appeal to the European Governments and EU Institutions to act urgently for Afghanistan’s scholars, researchers, and civil society actors.
Agnieszka Żyra, the President of Eurodoc said “Eurodoc fully supports the appeal of higher education institutions, associations, networks, and leaders in the field of scholar protection, urging European governments and EU institutions to take immediate action to secure the lives and careers of Afghanistan’s students, early career researchers, professionals as well as civil society actors.”
Eurodoc, the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers, is a grassroots federation of 29 national associations of early career researchers (ECRs) from 26 European countries.
The full statement is attached.