Resources for Academics and Cultural Workers at Risk (crowdsourced, regularly updated document)

UNE Mentoring programme

The expulsion and silencing of critical voices from Eastern Europe due to war and authoritarianism threaten to erode European knowledge communities in ways not seen since the academic emigrations of 1917 and 1933. The UNE mentoring programme supports students and scholars from Ukraine as well as threatened students and scholars from Russia and Belarus.

We recognise that a continuation of existing academic and cultural cooperation with Russian government-funded institutions is untenable in the current situation. However, we also ask that sanctions and negative interventions be embedded in a positive programme which helps build bridges between critical voices from Russia and Belarus and those coming from Ukraine. It is these bridges which will help secure Europe’s peace.

Please note: We are currently in the process of setting up a new website with a secure registration form for mentors/mentees. In the meantime, please contact to sign up as mentor or mentee, giving your name, what sort of support you are looking for, and field of expertise (in 2-3 keywords).

If you want to contact University of New Europe with any questions or inquiries please feel free to use the contact form at the buttom of the page or write to us directly on For signing up as mentor or mentee please use our email.