We call on the European sociocultural sector to channel support and solidarity towards those suffering from war, and to stand up for dialogue and peace.
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We, the European Network of Cultural Centres, strongly condemn the Russian military aggression against Ukraine and the subsequent escalation of violence. We express both solidarity with our colleagues and all the people in Ukraine, and support to civil society, cultural actors and peace activists in Ukraine, Russia and internationally, as they resist the war. We reiterate that dialogue and diplomacy are the only way forward, together with the creation and maintenance of cultural bridges.
We believe in the decisive role of socioculture as a basis for building an open, inclusive and united world and in its potential to envision responses for our common challenges. The overall aim of socioculture and networking is to strengthen civil society and its democratic values through arts and culture, thereby empowering and amplifying local voices.
Therefore, we call upon people within the ENCC network and all over Europe to commit to promoting dialogue, mutual respect, and artistic freedom as well as to host solidarity events and actions supportive of people fleeing from the war and its destruction.
We invite you to share with us initiatives, activities or other events which you are organising or that you are part of. The ENCC communication channels will give them visibility, inspire others in taking action and connect you with other initiatives. This can be a solidarity event, a call for action, support and direct aid, transnational assistance, hosting war refugees, fundraising and donations etc.
Please fill in this short form to give us the basic information, help us build cultural bridges and show that the European sociocultural sector is strong in solidarity.
While collecting your practices, we will be working with other cultural networks and international stakeholders to develop long-term support for Ukrainian civil society by providing concrete and practical solutions.
Thank you for your support!