Workshop at the CZEDUCON 22 "Team Europe for students at risk?"


In the context of the Czech EU Council Presidency, the DAAD Brussels organised a workshop at the CZEDUCON 2022 on “Team Europe for students at risk? Defending democratic values and supporting higher education in times of crisis”.

With the Berlin Declaration from May 2022, the scientific exchange organisations of the G7 countries and partners from 8 other countries stress the need to protect threatened academics (students & scholars). Also the Council of the EU calls for European and national schemes for academics at risk to position the EU as a safe haven for academic freedom and democratic values.

Moderated by Anna-Lena Sender, the DAAD Brussels’ Deputy Director, the workshop presented ongoing initiatives and discussed next steps towards a European approach for students at risk.

  • Hilde Granås Kjøstvedt, StAR Programme Manager, HK-Dir, Norway
  • Stefanie Kottowski, Hilde Domin Programme Manager, DAAD, Germany
  • David di Santo, Student at Risk Project Leader, Swiss Students’ Union, Switzerland
  • Aistė Motekaitienė, Executive Director for Business Development, LCC International University in Klaipėda, Lithuania
  • Cati Jerez, Coordinator of the Universiy of Barcelona Support Programme, Fundació Solidaritat UB, Spain

For further information about the conference, click here.


Screenshot of map with location of DAAD-office marked