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Olga Ceran awarded the re:constitution fellowship 2023/24

Dr Olga Ceran has been selected as one of the re:constitution fellows of 2023/24. This distinguished group comprises 15 early-career scholars and practitioners, all set to work on diverse research projects on the rule of law and democracy in Europe. The fellowship will allow her to work on her project at one academic and one practice institution in Europe, for a period of three months each.

About the project

Olga will work on Article 13 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (scientific and academic freedom) in the context of the rule of law crisis. The provision has not been extensively analysed so far, but democratic backsliding in some EU Member States has increasingly prompted academic freedom questions to be raised as a matter of EU law. Drawing from the democratic justification for the protection of academic freedom, Olga will investigate how the EU can best protect academic freedom and the rule of law in a complementary manner. The project will build on research on the content, scope, and philosophical justification of rights protected under Article 13 CFR, undertaken within the AFITE project led by Dr Vasiliki Kosta.

More information about Olga’s re:constitution project can be found here.

About re:constitution

Re:constitution is a programme spanning academia and practice to promote cross-border and interdisciplinary exchange, debate, capacity-building and analysis for scholars and practitioners concerned with the rule of law, democracy and the shifting political dynamics in Europe. Each year, re:constitution awards 15 fellowships to early-career academics and practitioners to pursue a project of their own choice.

More information about the fellowship can be found on the re:constitution website.


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