EAA SOLIDARITY WITH UKRAINE
27 April 2022 6 - 7:30 pm BST: Free Open History Talk – Gareth Jones & Ukraine
To raise funds for Ukraine, Lincoln Archaeologist Naomi Field is
giving a talk about her relative Gareth Jones, whose exposure of
Stalin's 1930s Ukraine famine inspired the 2019 film Mr Jones (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6828390/). Naomi edited Jones' recent biography (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50729136-more-than-a-grain-of-truth)
and her talk will be followed by a conversation about the significance
of Jones' short life with University of Lincoln Russianist Dr Edwin
The event starts at 6pm, Weds 27th April 2022. People can attend
in-person or online but need to register - more information and
registration links can be found at https://pearl.lincoln.ac.uk/2022/04/21/free-open-history-talk-gareth-jones-ukraine-supporting-ukraine-dec-appeal/.
The talk is free, but we hope attendees will donate to either of the
two appeals the talk is supporting (the DEC Ukraine appeal (https://donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal) or the appeal to support university students/staff who need to leave Ukraine and want to move to the University of Lincoln (https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/UniLincolnUkraineStudents).
Anyone is welcome to support this fundraiser by attending the event
if interested (in-person or online), donating if able, and spreading the
word about this event which will not only provide fascinating insights
into an extraordinary life but also raise much-needed funds for people
in desperate need.
24 March 2022: The EAA is signatory to the Statement on Ukraine from Archaeological Organizations Worldwide
4 March 2022: Open
communication and cooperation are core to how the EAA works and what we seek
to achieve, but challenging times necessitate taking a stand. We strongly
condemn the aggression of the Russian and Belarussian governments on Ukraine.
For this reason, we suspend institutional cooperation with Russia and Belarus until further notice.
We will continue to support
every individual in need who is victimized because of the above-mentioned
aggression, regardless of their nationality. In that spirit, Ukrainian
colleagues are cordially invited to attend the 28th EAA Annual meeting
without paying the membership and registration fees. Colleagues
in Russia and Belarus have the option of attending, but only in their
capacity as individual (non-affiliated) EAA Members. Details for these arrangements will be
circulated in due course. Colleagues from Russia and Belarus who do not support
this war have our deep respect. We are closely following the progress of this
tragic situation and we will adjust our reactions accordingly.
24 February 2022: On this day, the 24th of February 2022, our thoughts are with Ukraine and its people. EAA follows the unfolding aggression with great concern, and stands with all the innocent. We stand for saving lives, saving cultural heritage in the entire territory under attack. We hear the voice of colleagues who might be in danger or in need, and we are offering our broad network to assist.
The EAA fully endorses the statement issued by Europa Nostra, the statement issued by scholars from more than 30 European countries, Open
letter from the President of the Conference of INGOs on the war against Ukraine and related statements and initiatives.
How can we help?
» If you are fleeing Ukraine, it may be that you will need proof of employment/expertise when registering with authorities. We encourage colleagues to contact the EAA at firstname.lastname@example.org if they feel such a letter would be helpful.
» If you are fleeing Ukraine and need assistance in continuing your research at new institutions, please refer to https://twitter.com/Sci_for_Ukraine.
» If you are fleeing Ukraine, or are in contact with colleagues fleeing Ukraine, please feel free
to use / forward/ redistribute the below information regarding crossing
the borders into Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia and the aid
available on the other side.
» If you are an institution or university near the Ukrainian border, and would have a guest room available for colleagues fleeing across the border or other help to offer, please contact EAA staff at email@example.com, so we can help connect you with colleagues in need.
» Europa Nostra and Global Heritage Fund launched joint crowdfunding campaign to support the defenders of Ukraine’s endangered heritage
» Fundraising by the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine aimed at preservation and restoration of cultural heritage and cultural values - download details here
» Aid for Ukrainian Archaeologists from homeland defense organised by the Poznań Archaeological Museum in Poland - Pomoc dla Archeologów z Ukrainy - Pracownicy Muzeum Archeologicznego w Poznaniu | Pomagam.pl
» The executive secretary of the journal
Arheologia, research journal of the Institute of Archaeology, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, asks peer-archaeologists to
contribute their papers for publishing in the journal. The papers are published for free in English
or Ukrainian and receive open online access.
Official updates on the situation of the Ukrainian border such as transport and accessability; in Ukrainian and English
Moldovan regulations in Romanian, English and Russian (25.02.2022)
Collection of websites with various sources for help and aid; in Russian
Official Telegram-based source of information for Moldova:
Donations for humanitarian aid offered by the Ministry of Finance of Moldova:
Help website with information on entering and staying in Romania; in Ukrainian, Russian, Romanian, and English
UN refugee agency for Ukrainian refugees in Romania; in English
A coordination website for Ukrainian refugees with various ways to provide help, including accommodation, food, transport; in English
Official website with information about border crossings in Romania; in Romanian
Official information of the Summary of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee; in Ukrainian, Russian, Hungarian, and English
Summary of legal information about entering Hungary for Ukrainian refugees; in English, French, German, Chinese
ELTE University has offered 200 beds in its college for Ukrainian refugees.
- Contact: +36 1 411 6500, firstname.lastname@example.org
Debrecen University has offered 200 beds in its college for Ukrainian refugees.
Facebook help group in Hungary
One of the largest NGOs currently helping (which is also at the Hungarian-Ukrainian border at present) is Migration Aid. Migration Aid organizes accommodation and transport. Those who are on their way can reach out and ask for help. They are available by email via email@example.com.
United Hungarian Jewish Organisations' crisis hotline (not only for refugees with a Jewish background!) can be reached at +3630 5418771. They can help with transport, food, shelter and paperwork.
Official rules on entry to Poland; in Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, and English
Official website with information about border crossings in Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova; in Ukrainian and Polish
PKP Intercity Polish trains provides free transport for Ukrainian refugees who are in Poland for the next 4 weeks; in Polish (26.02.2022)
Official website for asking for help and offering help to Ukrainian refugees; in Ukrainian, Polish, English
Polish Young Academy of the Polish Academy of Sciences provides help to Ukrainian fellow scholars who are currently forced to leave their homeland
Official rules on entry to Slovakia; in Ukrainian, Slovak, and English
Official Facebook page of the Slovakian police which provides updates about the situation on the border; in Slovak
Official Facebook page of the Slovakian Ministry of the Interior which provides information about the situation on the border; in Slovak
Possibility of registering the need for help and the ability to help; in Ukrainian and English
All the necessary information for refugees, also for providers of help (incl. accommodation, legal procedures, work, education, health care, etc.); in Ukrainian and Croatian
Relevant information un Ukrainian
The UN Refugee Agency in Croatia
All relevant information for Ukrainian and for Czech how to help; in Ukrainian and Czech
Possibilities how to help; in Czech, Ukrainian and English
Shared webpage of the NGOs, possibilities of material and financial help and specific offers; Czech
Czech Academy of Sciences announces fellowships for researchers from Ukraine; in English and Czech
Since June / July 2022, the Department of Archaeology of the University in Hradec Králové will be able to offer fieldwork employment to archaeologists from Ukraine. For further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Museum in Jičín is willing to provide archaeological work place and accommodation. For details, please email email@example.com
Free trains for Ukrainian refugees to Germany via Słubice/Frankfurt am Oder from Warsaw, Gdańsk, Przemyśl, Cracow, Wrocław; in German
Gerda Henkel Foundation offers grants for researchers; in English and German
A network of German excavation companies is trying to offer paid jobs to
trained refugee archaeologists. Contact: Piffko@SPAU-Gmbh.de
Greece grants Ukrainian refugees entering the country refugee status, the right to work and a year's free medical care
Visa for Ukrainian nationals lifted; in English
The Swiss refugee council has assembled information about entering Switzerland and more useful information for people in need of protection.
Refugees from Ukraine can use all public transport in Switzerland for free (with Ukrainian ID).
The civil organisation Campax has opened a platform where rooms are offered by private persons for Ukrainian refugees.
Archaeology Switzerland offers information and help for Ukrainian colleagues who seek to continue research and work in Switzerland.
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) devoted a special budget to host Ucranian scientists for two years at salaried positions. Interested candidates are asked to email their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An EAA member is willing to provide accommodation and possibly work place (for English speaking) in Seville. For details, please email email@example.com
The Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme allows Ukrainian nationals and their family members to come to the UK if they have a named sponsor under the Homes for Ukraine Scheme.
An EAA Member is willing to provide accommodation in Witney (Oxfordshire) to Ukrainian refugees (1 or 2 adults and up to 2 children) for at least 6 months under the UK sponsorship scheme. For details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cotswold Archaeology Ltd. offers vacancies at their website
CIfA and the EAA are collaborating to provide an opportunity for Ukrainian archaeologists seeking refuge to make contact with other archaeologists willing to house or employ them. If you are able to house one or more of these colleagues and their families, please get in touch with us using the form here.
First useful information for Ukrainian refugees in Italy: health provisions, reception and how to regularise one's position (information provided in Ukrainian, English and Italian).
useful material to support the recognition of secondary school
qualifications and higher education in the Ukrainian system to
facilitate access to the Italian labour market for refugees.
1) The Ministry of Education, through the Regional School Offices
and the schools, thanks to a fund of 1 million euros, is working to
integrate Ukrainian students into the school system, ensuring as far as
possible that they are placed in schools close to the places where they
will find asylum, as well as providing psychological and linguistic
Learning resources and materials:
2) The Ministry of Universities and
Research has set up a special 1 million euro fund to finance support
measures for Ukrainian students, researchers and lecturers so that they
can carry out their activities at Italian universities, institutions for
higher artistic, musical and dance training and research bodies,
ensuring all the means to guarantee their right to study, starting with
study grants and accommodation. A specific email address
is available (most of all for visiting professors positions,
scholarships and other forms of hospitality): email@example.com
Ministry of Health has alerted the Regions, through the Local Health
Authorities (ASL), to identify and arrange the necessary resources for
the free performance of antigenic and molecular diagnostic tests to
detect Covid (within 48 hours of entry into Italy, if the test was not
performed at the border). It is also recommended that the
SarsCoV2/Covid-19 vaccination be offered, in accordance with the
indications of the National SarsCoV2 Vaccination Plan, to all
individuals aged 5 years and over who claim not to be vaccinated or do
not have documentation proving vaccination, including the booster dose
for persons aged 12 and over; to ensure the necessary surveillance,
prevention and vaccination prophylaxis activities also in relation to
other infectious diseases; to identify at an early stage persons with
special needs and specific vulnerabilities: unaccompanied foreign
minors, pregnant women, single-parent families.
Information provided in Ukrainian, Russian, English and Italian at the following link:
The Italian State Railways, a partner of CER (Community of European
Railways and Infrastructure Companies), has made available the medical
train that has been set up for the Covid-19 pandemic and for the
management of other national and international emergencies: the train
has already reached the border with Ukraine for those destinations that
require a mobile hospital. A civil protection
ordinance of 14th March provides that citizens from Ukraine can travel
free of charge on our territory, within a maximum of 5 days of entering
Italy, to reach the first place of destination or reception. The measure
includes free travel on Trenitalia (FS Group) trains operating
Intercity, Eurocity and Regional services, on maritime services and on
the motorway network.