FENS statement on the attack on Ukraine

08 March 2022

FENS News, Neuroscience News

The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) stands in solidarity with the scientific community and all those who are suffering directly or indirectly from the attack on Ukraine. Our membership aims to empower scientists and advance brain research and education across Europe and beyond under the safest and most supportive conditions. Current hostilities are threatening this mission, the welfare of our members and the broader global society. As the voice of European neuroscience, FENS firmly opposes the invasion of Ukraine and expresses its support to our Ukrainian family, friends, neighbours and colleagues, as well as to the scientists and citizens in Russia who courageously oppose this war. We hope that a peaceful resolution can be achieved as rapidly as possible.

To support scientists who have been affected by the war in Ukraine, FENS is developing initiatives to help coordinate community efforts. The current ones are listed below:

  1. FENS Job Market support: Positions for Ukrainian scientists and students can be posted with a special status on the FENS Job Market. There is no charge for non-members to post for this purpose.
  2. FENS community resource list: FENS community members can contribute to a resource list for Ukrainian scientists and students on the FENS website. If you want to provide more resources, please contact office@fens.org