ECCOMAS denounces all war activities and allies with the European Commission in condemning the Russian military aggression against Ukraine, and subscribes to the statement issued by Research Commissioner Mariya Gabriel. Following the measures in this statement, ECCOMAS suspends all its current and future activities in Russia and Belarus, effective immediately and until further notice.

In line with the above declaration, the ECCOMAS Managing Board has decided to revoke the decision of appointing Saint Petersburg as venue of the ECCOMAS Congress in 2024. The ECCOMAS Managing Board has decided to instead select Lisbon as the venue of the ECCOMAS Congress in 2024.

ECCOMAS hopes that all war activities will end soon, restoring a situation of peace and safety, and allowing the organization of a future edition of the ECCOMAS congress in Saint Petersburg, in order also to strengthen the long term collaboration and dialogue with the Russian scientific community.

One  of ECCOMAS’ missions as a research community is promoting the exchange of ideas and strengthening scientific and cultural links between individuals and countries. We strongly believe this notion is contributing to a better world and is shared by all our partners, including the Ukrainian, Russian, and Belarussian communities.