European citizens now face daily reminders of this terrible war on Ukraine. Teams at each of the FORTHEM alliance universities have implemented measures to use their institution’s infrastructures to help students and colleagues affected by this conflict.


The FORTHEM partners have reallocated funds to the University of Opole to set up language courses for Ukrainian students.

They are also helping the orphanage of Iwano-Frankiwsk located in the west of Ukraine.

All nine FORTHEM universities are collecting monetary donations. Building upon their longstanding partnership, the state of Rhineland-Palatinate will spend this money on goods needed by the Ukrainians, while the Voivodeship of Opole will organise the transportation of these goods to those affected by the war.

Additionally, students from the universities of València, Jyväskylä and Mainz have created a Civic Engagement Project to support this initiative by implementing a donations campaign on GoFundMe and raising awareness on social media.