Nov 9, 2010

#BDS: BRICUP and AURDIP issue Newsletters on the Occasion of the Launching of the European Platform for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (EPACBI)

BRICUP (The British Committee for the Universities of Palestine) and AURDIP (Association des Universitaires pour le Respect du Droit International en Palestine) have issued special newsletters simultaneously to announce the agreed founding Declaration of the European Platform for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, EPACBI.

The Newsletters include supporting articles, in French and English, including statements from the two organizations and delegates who were present at the launch of EPACBI in Paris in September 2010. Some 50 academics attended from 9 countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Discussions concerned coordination of the campaign across Europe in order to respond more effectively to the call of Palestinian civil society for a comprehensive academic and cultural boycott of Israel.

Together with representatives of PACBI, the European delegates overwhelmingly adopted the common principles laid out in the PACBI guidelines, signalling a significant extension of boycott activity. Priority areas for campaigning were agreed.

To read the newsletters, click below:
BRICUP Newsletter:
AURDIP Newsletter:

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