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Why we are committed to Ukraine?
Stiftung Mercator has dedicated itself for many years to increasing young people’s knowledge of European values and to strengthening their democratic competencies. Via a partner, we have also been able hitherto to support the European civic education activities of a Ukrainian youth organization. We provide funding for projects in Central and Eastern Europe, allowing us to support civic education structures and initiate encounters. By making it possible for young adults to have personal experiences and engage in exchange with other Europeans, thereby expanding their knowledge of Europe, we have been helping for many years to dismantle prejudices. We are committed to the values of a democratic Europe and will do everything in our power to ensure that all Europeans are able to live in freedom.
With a view to providing immediate and non-bureaucratic assistance, Stiftung Mercator has decided to donate 100,000 euros, to be made available in the form of humanitarian emergency aid and for the provision of medical supplies to Ukrainians who have remained in their country and to those who are fleeing to escape the war. Our project partner MitOst e.V., which has many years of experience of working together with civil societies in Eastern Europe, will take receipt of the donation and ensure that the funds reach the people who need them at the local level.