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Since the conflict in Ukraine began, Scouts and National Scout Organizations (NSOs) in European neighbouring countries have been working tirelessly to welcome and provide shelter and support to those fleeing the country. 

 

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Marci created the “Friendship Book”, a child-friendly activity book that the National Scout Organization (NSO) in Hungary has published and distributed to over 100 Ukrainian young people for the booklet’s reflective and peacebuilding nature.
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Marci Hajdu, 26-years old, is a Scout leader in Hungary, who was among the first responders at a railway station, assisting newly arrived refugee families from Ukraine. Marci holds a degree in psychology and has been actively involved in the UAct...

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WOSM Secretary General Ahmad Alhendawi visits Poland, where Scouts & Guides are welcoming and helping refugees arriving from Ukraine.
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Over the last six months, Scouts in Europe have provided humanitarian assistance to more than 800,000 Ukrainian refugees, of which 270,000 are children and adolescents, according to a report recently published by UNICEF and the Scout Movement.

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European Communications Forum
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From brainstorming the shape of the European Network of Communication to support volunteers and staff of NSOs and NSAs in the field of communications to opening spaces for sharing practices on merchandise, Scout magazines and communication channels

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European Sustainability Forum
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The first European Sustainability Forum concluded on Sunday, 23 October with the creation of a new European network of representatives from National Scout Organizations (NSOs), National Scout Associations (NSAs) and other partners to strengthen...

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Scouts in Switzerland works cleaning their local community in autumn
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Scouting’s leadership from 31 National Scout Organizations (NSOs) and National Scout Associations (NSAs) representing 25 countries will convene this week for the first European Sustainability Forum to share knowledge and advance an common agenda for...

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Scout from Ukraine smiling while taking a picture

Kira, 12-years-old, was forced to leave Ukraine in February and find safety in neighbouring Lithuania. As part of the UAct Project, carried out in partnership with UNICEF, Kira was able to join the Lithuanian Scouts’ summer camps and be invited to...

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As families fled the escalating violence in Ukraine, young Scouts like 25-year-old Raluca were among the first responders at the borders of neighbouring countries, offering urgent support like food, accommodation and access to information to help the...

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On 10 June 2022 a small ceremony was held in the Charlemagne building of the European Commission at the presence of Stefaan De Rynck, Head of the European Commission Representation in Belgium, Ciril Stokelj, Director for Visitors at the European...

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GENEVA/BRUSSELS, 7 April 2022 – UNICEF and the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) today launched a regional cooperation agreement to provide critical care and support to children and families fleeing the war in Ukraine.

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