Szolidaritási nyilatkozatok kategória bejegyzései

A Lengyel Tudományos Akadémia támogató levele és felajánlásai

A tudomány szabadsága és autonómiája védelmében a Lengyel Tudományos Akadémia ismét támogatásáról biztosította a Magyar Tudományos Akadémiát és annak elnökét, Lovász Lászlót. A Lengyel Tudományos Akadémia (PAN) korábban aktívan vett részt a Visegrád Fórum támogató levelének és az ALLEA támogató kampányának előkészítésében. A PAN elnöke, Jerzy Duszyński által aláírt levélben a lengyel akadémia ezúttal nagyvonalú felajánlásokat tesz, hogy a nehéz helyzetbe került MTA dolgozóit a maga eszközeivel segíteni tudja.

Ezúton köszönjük a figyelmességet, az önzetlen felajánlásokat és a kollegialitás gyakorlatban is megmutatkozó segítségét.

Thank you very much for your support, collegiality, and offers!
Dziękujemy bardzo!

A 2019. március 20-án kelt levél szövegét és a felajánlások részleteit lásd az innen letölthető csatolmányban.

Letter of Solidarity of the Centre for European Studies and the Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives, University of Helsinki, Finland

12 February 2019

Letter of Solidarity to Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Support of Academic Freedom – Centre for European Studies and the Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives, University of Helsinki, Finland

To the President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Dear Prof. László Lovász:

As professors and directors of the University Helsinki, Finland, we share your crucial concern over the recent governmental attacks on the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and academic freedom in Hungary in general. We are especially alarmed by the “program of excellence,” announced this year. We have been informed that the planned program violates the fundamental principles of academic freedom. We researchers of history and current-day Europe wish to stay on your side and repeat that academic freedom is one of the key elements of a democracy and rule of law.

We ask the Hungarian government to respect the freedom and independence of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and its research institutes and guarantee their functioning. We strongly support your demands for independent and scholarly oversight of research and staff.

Sincerely
Dr. Juhana Aunesluona, Director of the Center for European Studies
Dr. Pamela Slotte, Dr. Reetta Toivanen and Dr. Kaius Tuori, Director of the Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives
University of Helsinki

 

The original letter can be downloaded from here.

Az Olasz Közgazdaságtudományi Társaságok közös támogató levele

To the President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Prof. László Lovász

Letter of solidarity with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Dear Professor Lovász,

as representatives of our respective Scientific Associations we share with you and your colleagues the serious concern over the recent government attacks on the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and academic freedom in Hungary in general.

We are especially alarmed by the structural reorganization that would have as consequence the placement of research in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences under direct political control. This both contradicts the basic principles of academic freedom and creates high uncertainty for the working conditions of the Academy’s staff. Independent science in all areas is an unavoidable requirement for the successful development of a society. Moreover, we express concern for the dismantlement the Academy’s network of research institutes.

All of these choices have been taken without the consultation of the academic community and in contrast to the decisions of the elected membership of the Academy.

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences is an internationally respected centre of research excellence and over the years many members of our Scientific Associations pursued collaborations with researchers based in its institutes.

We wish that the Hungarian government respects the independence of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and that it restores the organizational and financial stability of their research institutes. We strongly support your efforts to safeguard the Academy in the commitment to academic freedom and scholarly excellence.

This letter of solidarity was accepted by the members of the executive boards of the Italian Economic Association (SIE), the Italian Association for the Study of Comparative Economic Systems (AISSEC), the Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (IAERE), the Italian Association for the History of Political Economy (STOREP), and the Italian Association of Labour Economics (AIEL).

Yours sincerely,

the Presidents and the Executive Committees of the

Italian Economic Association (SIE)
Italian Association for Comparative Economic Studies (AISSEC)
Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (IAERE)
Italian Association for the History of Political Economy (STOREP)
Italian Association of Labour Economics (AIEL)

Torino, 5/3/2019

 

The original letter can be downloaded from here.

The support letter of the French Centre of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences (CEFRES) in Prague

The director and the researchers of the CEFRES express their support to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

The director and the researchers of the French Centre of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences (CEFRES) are deeply worried about the dismantlement threatening the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the biggest academic institution of the country. They express their full support to the president of the Academy, Mr. Laszlo Lovasz, and to the whole academic community of Hungary, concerned with the respect of academic freedom and intellectual independence.

One of the CEFRES’ main missions is to promote research in Humanities and Social Sciences and to build long-term cooperation with universities and academic institutions in the four Visegrad’s countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland). The CEFRES’ team is alarmed at the current discourse stigmatizing partners whose intellectual relevance and academic excellence cannot be questioned and at the succession of reforms aiming at weakening them. They express their full support to their colleagues of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, to the Central European University and to all the academic institutions which are currently threatened.

Prague, the 10th of March 2019


Le directeur et les chercheurs du CEFRES soutiennent l’Académie hongroise des sciences

Le directeur et les chercheurs du Centre français de recherche en sciences sociales (CEFRES) s’émeuvent des menaces de démembrement qui pèsent sur l’Académie hongroise des sciences, première institution scientifique du pays. Ils affirment leur plein soutien au Président de l’Académie, M. Laszlo Lovasz ainsi qu’à l’ensemble de la communauté académique hongroise soucieuse du respect des libertés académiques et de l’indépendance intellectuelle.

L’une des missions principales du CEFRES est de promouvoir la recherche en sciences sociales et humaines et de coopérer durablement avec les institutions académiques et universitaires dans les quatre pays de Visegrad (République tchèque, Slovaquie, Hongrie, Pologne). L’équipe du CEFRES s’alarme de la succession de discours qui stigmatisent et de réformes qui affaiblissent des partenaires dont la crédibilité intellectuelle et l’excellence scientifique ne peuvent être mises en cause. Son soutien va aux collègues de l’Académie hongroise des sciences mais aussi de la Central European University et de toutes les institutions universitaires qui sont aujourd’hui mises en cause.

Prague, le 10 mars 2019

The original of the letter can be downloaded from here or the website of Cefres.

Szolidaritási nyilatkozat a Cseh Tudományos Akadémia Cseh Irodalmi Intézetéből

Pavel Janácek, a Cseh Tudományos Akadémia Cseh Irodalmi Intézetének igazgatója nagyra értékeli az intézeteink közötti együttműködést, külön kiemelve a közép-európai kulturális hagyományok közös ápolását és a szakmai kapcsolatot Berkes Tamás tudományos tanácsadóval, a Közép- és kelet-európai Osztály vezetőjével. Szolidaritásának hangot adva reményét fejezi ki a kialakult helyzet megoldására és a jól működő, alapkutatást lehetővé tevő, hosszú távú tervezést biztosító intézményi struktúra működtetésének lehetőségére.

EUA supports ALLEA’s call for protecting the institutional autonomy and academic freedom of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

The statement of the European University Association, 21 February 2019

ALLEA (ALL European Academies), the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, published a statement on 15 February calling on the Hungarian government to cease its infringements on the institutional autonomy and academic freedom of the Hungarian Academy, a long-standing member of ALLEA.

ALLEA’s statement comes after the government of Viktor Orbán proposed a re-organisation of the Academy’s structure, which would gravely endanger the future funding of all scientific disciplines and particularly threaten research in the humanities.

EUA supports ALLEA, its partner organisation, in calling on the Hungarian government to uphold and assure the autonomy of academic institutions, as guaranteed in Article X of the Fundamental Law of Hungary, and enable the scientific community to play its role in contributing to the country’s social and economic well-being. EUA also joins ALLEA in expressing its solidarity with and support for the researchers and staff affiliated with the Hungarian Academy.

The Hungarian government’s move against its country’s Academy of Sciences and Humanities raises renewed concerns regarding the negative trajectory of university autonomy and academic freedom in Hungary. This is demonstrated particularly in the deliberate targeting by Prime Minister Orbán’s government of the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, which in December 2018 announced that it would move a large part of its activities to Vienna for the 2019-2020 academic year, leading to the first forced closure of a major university in an EU country. Other infringements on academic freedom and institutional autonomy have included a government ban on gender studies programmes, an unusually high tax on programmes for refugees and asylum seekers and the intimidation of academics in the Hungarian media.

EUA would like to emphasise once again that these developments, which are unprecedented in the European Union, are highly damaging to the country’s reputation and have worrying implications for research and higher education, both in Hungary and in Europe as a whole. EUA will continue to monitor the situation and support its members and partners.

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The British Academy joins calls to safeguard academic autonomy of Hungarian Academy of Sciences

The British Academy supports the statement by the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities (ALLEA) calling for the protection of the institutional autonomy and academic freedom of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

The statement (below) follows the latest in a continuing series of infringements by the Hungarian government on the academic freedom of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

In supporting ALLEA’s statement the Academy reiterates the previous concerns it has raised over academic freedom in Hungary. In July 2018, the foreign secretaries of the British Academy and the Royal Society sent an open letter to the Hungarian Minister of Innovation and Technology, Mr László Palkovics, following the proposal of new laws that – the Academies believed – would compromise the scientific freedom and independence of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Support letter of EuroScience

EuroScience expresses once again its strong support to you and to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in the difficult decisions you are currently facing, and we are open to examining further actions that you may feel appropriate in support of your effort.

The support letter is here.