"A free knowledge based Europe" – From the Alternative Summit in Brussels (March 25th)


Press release issued by the Spring 2010 group at the end of the alternative and participative summit that took place on March 25th 2010 in the European Parliament (Brussels)

"For Another Europe of Knowledge" – Alternative Summit in Brussels (March 25th)


On 25-26 March 2010, the Spring Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the European Union will mark the 10 years of the Lisbon Strategy, which frames the policies currently conducted in the Member States so as to ‘modernise’ the national research and...

Louis Pinto on the transmission and reception of an intellectual heritage


Louis Pinto, research director at the Centre européen de sociologie et de science politique de la Sorbonne (CNRS/EHESS, Paris), discusses the conditions of possibility of the transmission and reception of an intellectual heritage in a paper presented at...

The Project ESSE completed


The Project ESSE – For a European Research Space in Social Sciences has been completed.

Bourdieu Conference Papers Bielefeld Online


The conference "Was tun mit dem Erbe?" held in Bielefeld on 2-3 october 2009 attracted a great audience.  Some of the papers and presentations are now accessible online. Others will follow soon.  Papers Gérard Mauger (Paris):...

The Shanghai-Ranking is Not Scientific


In an Article in the Journal La Recherche (N°430 - 05/2009) Yves Gringas discusses the epistemological foundations of the predominance of global university rankings, implemented a few years ago by the university of Shanghai. Departing from the finding that existing...
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The Raisons d’agir section publishes current critical interventions and political statements by scientists, intellectuals and artists within the Foundation’s ambit and provides a platform for exchange with representatives of social movements. It also includes dossiers and interviews on pressing political issues. Special attention is given to the changes at European universities.