The Inspireurope project partners welcome the new MSCA Guidelines for the Inclusion of Researchers at Risk. The guidelines reaffirm the importance of academic freedom and freedom of scientific research as core principles of the European Union, and encourage all applicants and beneficiaries of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) to take measures to facilitate the participation of researchers at risk. The guidelines were developed with input from the Inspireurope project, a 10-partner Europe-wide initiative, coordinated by SAR Europe at Maynooth University, Ireland and funded by the MSCA. Inspireurope facilitates transnational cooperation in Europe to support researchers at risk.
The guidelines are primarily focused on beneficiaries of MSCA, the European Union’s flagship instrument to support the mobility, training, and career development of researchers, as well as the establishment of excellent doctoral and post-doctoral programmes. At the same time, the recommendations may provide useful guidance to the higher education community more generally.
The guidelines are available on the MSCA website here.