EUA urges all European universities to participate in a protest against the attack in Garissa University College in April where 147 students were killed and at least 79 people were injured. In memory of the deceased and of those affected by the attack, a minute of silence will be held at universities in Europe.

With the protest, EUA would also like to draw attention to the fact that attacks on universities continue to occur worldwide, and that this is an abuse to the core values of universities and higher education. Attacks on universities, students and researchers weaken the academic freedom and can have a devastating impact on research, education and access to education which impairs the society's long-term development.

The Stockholm University Senior Management team will take part in the protest to condemn all forms of violence against education institutions worldwide.