Independent education and research!
In the name of the Party of the European Left I would like to express our
solidarity and support to the students in Austria. As we see it, your
protests do not only have an impact outside the academic world, but also
far outside the borders of Austria
They are an implication of willingness for resistance in Europe. The
European Left stand up for free education and free access to every
institution of education. We speak for independent education and research!
And we decline the privatising of the educational system fundamentally.
Instead we plead for the construction and democratisation of the European
educational system as well on behalf of us in the European Parliament as
on the behalf of the parliamentarians of our member parties in their
national parliaments. We turn against every form of exclusion and
discrimination based on social background, gender or nationality.
High quality education has to be accessible and free of charge for
everyone.That is why our solidarity lies with all protesting und striking
students in the whole Austria as well as with everyone supporting them.
Chairman of the European Left