European Parliament’s President Opens Station Europe for Ukrainian Civil Society Hub in Brussels

European Parliament’s President Opens Station Europe for Ukrainian Civil Society Hub in Brussels

Summary:

President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola handing over the keys to Station Europe to Marta Barandiy, head of Promote Ukraine for the purposes of the Ukrainian Civil Society Hub

To support Ukrainian civil society, the European Parliament made a whole floor available to the NGO Promote Ukraine in the Station Europe building in Brussels, the old station situated on Place Luxembourg, in front of the European Parliament.

On Thursday, 17 March 2022, Parliament’s President Roberta Metsola gave the keys to the Station Europe building to the Ukrainian civil society organisation Promote Ukraine.

Press release from the official website of the European Parliament: Keys to Station Europe given to the NGO Promote Ukraine

During the inauguration event, the President of the European Parliament stated: “We want to do everything in our power to support Ukrainians, whose courage has astounded us. Offering this space to the Ukrainian struggle is a concrete act of solidarity.”

The space is used to coordinate Ukrainian civil society action (organising demonstrations, press conferences, etc.) and to provide psychological and administrative support to refugees from Ukraine now arriving in Belgium (job seeking, registering at municipal offices).

Marta Barandiy, founder of the NGO Promote Ukraine, participated in the inauguration with the President of the European Parliament.