At the frontiers of the European Union, a common area of freedom, democracy and peace, the Ukrainian population is being violently and deadly attacked, and Ukraine, an independent country internationally recognized as such, is being unjustifiably and massively invaded by the Russian army. The shock is immense all over the world and notably across the European continent.
As a European organisation representing creators in all artistic fields, music, audiovisual, visual arts, literacy, etc. we would like to express our full support and solidarity with the Ukrainian population, and with their artists, creators, and with their cultural sector.
Culture and artistic creation are as indispensable as the air that we breath. They are the symbol of human hope and rights, an access to beauty, an expression of our freedom, the cement that fosters our sense of belonging to humanity. War in Ukraine is bringing darkness, destruction, despair, devastation, misery, affliction, and tragedy. Our thoughts are with the Ukrainian population, victims and yet brave in this unthinkable and horrifying situation.
We are standing on your side in these dreadful moments and are ready to provide full support.
March 1, 2022