"Bologna Burns" – International Protests in Vienna (March 11-14th)

By: Austrian correspondent
bologna, education, critique

On the 11th of March 2010 the education ministers of 46 countries want to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Bologna accords in Vienna. Students across Europe protest against this meeting and are organizing an alternative summit. Further actions involve demonstrations and blockades in the streets of Vienna. 

For more information, see the official website of the alternative summit: http://bolognaburns.org/en

For more information on the movements in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, see: http://unsereuni.athttp://www.unsereuni.de/ and http://www.unsereuni.ch/.

Since last autumn, European students have been protesting against underfunding and corporatization of universities. Several statements of support have been formulated by researchers and teachers all over Europe, i.e.:

- Erweiterter Forderungskatalog der Lehrenden- und Forschendenversammlung der Wiener Universitäten, 2. November 2009

- Erklärung der Lehrenden und Forschenden von Schweizerischen Universitäten, 20. November 2009