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Academic Freedom In Hungary

Academic freedom in Hungary has suffered from significant attacks that have undermined the independence of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Hungarian universities are also not exempt from harassment by the government and have seen a decrease of state funds. “The aim of the government has been the destruction of the academy’s independence and self-government. This has taken place throughout the total reorganization of the network of research institutes that brings together approximately 5,000 researchers. “(Halmai, 2019). These blatant violations of academic freedom, which on paper is still part of the Hungarian Fundamental Law, are in direct conflict with membership of a Eu222ropean Union that is based on the values of fundamental rights. The EU has also failed to stop the forced departure of a globally respected academic institution from the country, and the undermining of the academic autonomy of the national universities and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

As an association that is firstly concerned with the promotion of pluralism in economic debates, EAEPE cannot be silent on this situation. We ask for vigilance in the dispersal of European funds that support the development of higher education. These must continue to encourage debates that are open and to embrace the breadth and richness of knowledge associated with Europe’s values of tolerance and respect

EAEPE asks its members to relay to all networks the critical situation of this country and supports our Hungarian colleagues in their effort to defend their fundamental values, freedoms, and pursuit of academic pluralism. To know more, please read:  Gabor Halmai (2019). “The End of academic freedom in Hungary”, Droit et Sociétés.

EAEPE 2020 - The 32nd Annual EAEPE Conference and Pre-Conference - Bilbao, Spain

We are happy to announce the 2nd Call for Papers for the 32nd Annual EAEPE Conference: The Evolution of Capitalist Structures: Uncertainty, Inequality, and Climate Crisis, with Keynotes by Genevieve leBaron and Robert Skidelsky. Download the 2nd CfP.  Abstract Submission is open here! There will be a Young Scholars Pre-Conference held from 1-2 Sept 2020, see here. See confirmed Special Sessions here. See Research Area specific Calls here.

Please Sign Statement on Violence at Jawaharlal Nehru University

Many have followed the news on the crisis at Jawaharal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi, India. For some background have a look at: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/world/asia/india-jawaharlal-nehru-university-attack.html. Please consider to help raising international awareness about the issue and sign following petition: https://www.change.org/p/president-of-india-statement-on-violence-at-jawaharlal-nehru-university-and-need-to-remove-vice-chancellor

EAEPE 2020 - The 32nd Annual EAEPE Conference - Bilbao, Spain

We are happy to announce the 1st Call for Papers for the 32nd Annual EAEPE Conference: The Evolution of Capitalist Structures: Uncertainty, Inequality, and Climate Crisis. The conference will be hosted by the Department of Applied Economics V,  Faculty of Economics and Business, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU from 2nd to 4th September, 2020. Download the 1st CfP.  Abstract Submission opens on the 7th of January 2020!

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