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6th Symposium “Human Rights and Science”

Date: Thursday, 29. to Friday, 30. September 2016
Location: Atrium of the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Novi trg 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana

Since autumn 2013, the number of people migrating from the Middle East, Africa and other parts of the world to Europe has strongly increased. Among them are many scientists who seek shelter from terrorism, armed conflicts, oppression or critical social and economic shortages. At the same time, European countries such as Slovenia and Germany are strongly affected by these refugee flows in their role as host or transit countries, temporary or on a longer term. They have to cope with tremendous challenges in migration and border management, asylum seeking procedures and integration.

The 6th symposium “Human Rights and Science” discusses the human rights dimension in the study of the latest refugee crisis in Europe, the handling of migration flows as well as the integration of refugees. Additionally, the meeting debates efforts of science and research organisations in providing support for oppressed and asylum seeking scientists in Europe.

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Further Information and Registration

The symposium is open to anyone interested and free of charge. Registration is not necessary.


Dr. Jan Nissen
German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
Department of International Relations
Phone: +49 (0)345 472 39 834
Email: jan.nissen@leopoldina.org


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