ISE statement on the war in Ukraine

ISE condemns the Russian government’s illegal war against Ukraine.

We are deeply concerned by the resulting humanitarian crisis and would like to extend our sincere support, sympathy and solidarity to all those whose lives are impacted. The invasion is an assault on the fundamental principles of freedom, democracy and self-determination. This tragedy brings about immediate and long-term devastating effects on the country and society, as well as on the development of the scientific cooperation between Eastern and Western European nations.

We strongly urge for the immediate termination of all military action against Ukraine and an end to this war. In protest against the ongoing violence of the Russian army in Ukraine, we call for the suspension of all joint actions co-sponsored with the Russian State for the time being. At the same time, we want to express our sympathy with the Russian people who refute the aggression of their government and are being endangered for expressing their disagreement in their own homeland. We encourage our members and their institutions to fully support all those in Ukraine who are suffering, including our research colleagues, their friends, families and wider communities. In addition to humanitarian support, we call on the academic institutions in Europe to specifically support scientists, both refugees escaping from Ukraine and scientists staying within the country.

Professor Martin Andler

President of the Initiative for Science in Europe

ISE members‘ statements
on the war in Ukraine


  • support to the International Commission on Acoustics’ statement on the Ukraine crisis – LINK


  • Statement on the Russian war against Ukraine – LINK
  • Russian anthropologists against the war – LINK

EASN: statement about the situation in Ukraine – LINK

EASP: statement of support for Ukraine – LINK

EERA: Statement on the situation in Ukraine – LINK

EGU: statement on the invasion of the Ukraine – LINK


  • Joint statement by the National Academies of the G7 states – EMBO endorses the statement on Russia’s attack on Ukraine – LINK
  • Solidarity list – A list of life scientists across Europe and beyond offering to host Ukrainian researchers in their labs – LINK


  • The EPS statement condemning the continuing attacks by the Russian Federation against Ukraine – LINK
  • The Ukrainian Physical Society approves the EPS Statement concerning the war in Ukraine – LINK
  • Update on the response from the physics community about the situation in Ukraine – LINK

EPSO: Scientists contributing to building a better Europe and world: Stop war in Ukraine! Offer support to Ukrainian scientist – LINK


  • statement on the invasion of Ukraine – LINK
  • group to share opportunities for Ukrainian colleagues – LINK


  • Joint Eurodoc and MCAA statement on the situation in Ukraine – LINK
  • Press release – LINK
  • Eurodoc response to the RMU open letter – LINK


  • Joint Eurodoc and MCAA statement on the situation in Ukraine – LINK
  • Message from the MCAA Board – Support for the Ukrainian citizens – LINK

PER-IADR: IADR Statement on Ukraine – LINK

Initiatives to help Ukrainian
and Russian scientists