21 September 2018
On 12 September, the European Parliament invoked Article 7, triggering a procedure to determine if Viktor Orbán’s government in Hungary has breached the EU’s core values. EUA is particularly concerned about threats to academic freedom and university autonomy. While the situation is alarming in several countries, Hungary is the first EU member state to systematically interfere in university matters and repeatedly violate academic freedom.
Eleven national research funding organisations jointly published the so-called “Plan S” on 4 September. EUA welcomes the plan whose aim is to accelerate the transition towards Open Access.
On 19 September, the inHERE project held its final event featuring a presentation of its outcomes and an exchange with other EU co-funded projects addressing refugees in higher education.
As the European Parliament discussed Horizon Europe in September, university practitioners from 12 countries provided input based on their experiences with EU-funded research projects.
The European Parliament approved the European Copyright Directive on 12 September 2018. As negotiations continue, EUA calls for a broad, mandatory TDM exception and a rethink of Article 13.
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Expert voices
EUA Research & Innovation Director Lidia Borrell-Damián explains in Open Access Government how the right policy mix in Horizon Europe could bring great promise for the future of European research and innovation.
EUA Secretary General Lesley Wilson discusses the case of Hungary in The Parliament Magazine, pointing out that the EU must draw a red line and protect academic freedom as a core European value.
In The Guardian, EUA Secretary General Lesley Wilson discusses how the Hungarian government’s unprecedented threats to academic freedom and autonomy set a dangerous precedent.
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