It is the mission of the European Democracy Lab to bring people together. The European Democracy Lab is deeply dismayed by the war in Ukraine, which is bringing pain and division to Europe. In the last decades, people in Europe celebrated the liberation and the end of the Second World War, several peaceful revolutions, and the Iron Curtain’s fall.

European history taught us a hopeful lesson about the power of people who stood up against injustice and destruction for peace and understanding.

President Putin’s war against Ukraine is now destroying the hope that war was a bad memory of the past. We will not look the other way. Our solidarity is with the people of Ukraine. Together with all those suffering, we hope that the war will end soon and that we can live together peacefully. We strongly condemn the war in Ukraine and demand action to stop it immediately!