On 12 February, 2019 12 at the ceremony of the concourse for young scientific and journalistic works "Russia, Europe, the World" the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Russia awarded a special prize to the work of Anastasiia Rusanova and Ruslan Moldovanov entitled "A new wave of attacks on academic freedom in Europe".
The Head of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Moscow, Johannes Voswinkel, met the awardees on the following day to tell in details about the Foundation’s activity in Russia and its “green” values, to learn about the winner’s further plans and to discuss with them the most relevant European topics they had been reflecting upon in their researches.
The competition for young researchers and journalists “Russia, Europe, the World” is organised by the “European Dialogue”_Expert group and the Delegation of the European Union to Russia supported by the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Russia.
The analytical essay describes the recent wave of attacks on academic freedom in Europe. It draws special attention to the closing of the Central European University that made the European Parliament take seriously the problem of attacks against academic freedom on the continent. The authors analyse the discourse about academic freedom in different parts of Europe and come to the conclusion that the western and the eastern regions have different manners of talking about this problem. Grounded on this division, the essay suggests a theoretical frame of analysing academic freedom in Europe. Finally, the authors define the restrictions a modern global university has to face if working under the jurisdiction of a nation state.
AUTHORS OF THE PAPER "A NEW VAWE OF ATTACKS ON ACADEMIC FREEDOM IN EUROPE":