Attack at FF UK | CEFRES Declaration

Dear colleagues and friends of CEFRES,

Yesterday, a horrific attack took place at Charles University’s Faculty of Arts. At least 14 people were killed and dozens injured. The entire university community is deeply traumatized.

We wish to express our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims.

Our closest partners, historians, literary scholars, musicologists, philosophers and other representatives of the humanities and social sciences have been targeted. We have always worked together within the CEFRES platform, the 4EU+ university alliance and the Prague research community. We have always been a family.

Our hearts go out to you and to your loved ones, dear colleagues, dear partners, dear friends.

On behalf of the entire CEFRES team, our deepest thoughts, our unwavering solidarity, and our heartfelt and unconditional support.
Mateusz Chmurski


All the successive directors of CEFRES, deeply shocked by the shooting at Charles University’s Faculty of Arts, associate themselves with the letter from the current director.

They express their support for the Rector, the Rectorate of Charles University, all its members, the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and the entire university community.

They stand in solidarity with the university’s teaching staff in their profound trauma. They wish to express their condolences to all the families affected by this tragedy.

Marie-Elizabeth Ducreux
Françoise Mayer
Antoine Marès
Georges Mink
Christian Lequesne
Marie-Claude Maurel
Clara Royer
Jérôme Heurtaux