In this devastating war happening in Ukraine, we, Landscape Architects, cannot help but put our extraordinary professionalism at the service of the interest human community. As builders of harmony, beauty, development and prosperity for people and, as such, messengers of peace, our Federation brings together professional Associations whose main aim is, with mutual respect for the diversities of everybody, encourage, support and strive for the improvement of the relationship of all peoples with themselves and every aspect of the planet’s environment.

Therefore, we urge our members-National Associations which have already or will express the willingness to support Ukrainian professionals who will emigrate to their countries and to share with us any ideas and initiatives that might have. Until now National Associations representatives, universities and companies through their volunteering initiatives offer to support our colleagues Landscape Architects from Ukraine by helping them to continue their work, to find a job and pursue studies in the profession of landscape architect, through their networking channels.

IFLA Europe wishes to gather all these information here on our website and send it to the Ukrainian Association of Landscape Architects. This dedicated subpage will contain the information about support to Ukrainian Landscape Architecture professionals and students provided by our National Associations and other related landscape architecture organisations, institutions and companies.

We urge National Associations and other related organisations to sends us the following information:

  • the description of the initiative/support (100 words max)
  • the contact details – name, email address - of the person(s) in charge and the website link for further information
  • the logo of the National Association or organisation.

Please note that by giving this information to IFLA Europe, you are giving your consent for this information to be published on our website.

If only a fraction of the costs of pursuing such a war were simply spent on improving the quality of people’s lives, the world would be a much better place. We should be working together to protect and manage the world and as such we are asking our member associations and all individuals to support our Ukrainian colleagues affected by the war.

IFLA Europe Initiatives

Architects Sweden support colleagues in Ukraine

Architects Sweden support colleagues in Ukraine

Architects Sweden raise our voice against Putin’s war at manifestations every Wednesday at 12.30 in front of the Russian Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden. On Wednesday April 6 our President Emina Kovacic contributed with a speech against the war. Kovacic expressed that the community of architects in Sweden is deeply concerned about the destruction of the cities of Ukraine and the targeting of cultural heritage sites and civilian buildings. In response to President Zelenskyj’s call for support from Sweden and particularly architects in Sweden on March 25 she addresses the trust embodied in architecture and the need to build hope for the future by planning for a reconstruction.

Architects Sweden is supporting fund raising by UNHCR for Ukraine and is exploring the possibility to give targeted support to architecture students looking for a chance to continue their education abroad.

The National Board of Antiquities is organizing rescue operations of archives in Ukraine and are open to include architecture drawing archives with the Swedish architecture and design archive ArkDes – Sweden’s National Centre for Architecture and Design.

Through the international aid organization Union-to-Union Architects Sweden has a potential presence in Ukraine to support the National Union of Architects of Ukraine.

Among the refugees there will also be architects. In the short term we are planning to organize workshops on the modern cultural heritage and the future reconstruction of cities affected by war in Ukraine in cooperation with Arkdes and local art galleries. This will act as a venue for Ukrainian architects to meet Swedish architects for a constructive professional dialogue on the situation in Ukraine.

Swedish Architects offer a temporary membership for qualified architects from Ukraine on a tentative assessment of diplomas and is engaging in practical work life
introduction programs for architects* with a foreign education.

Read more here: Ukrainakrisen – så kan vi stötta och hjälpa - Sveriges Arkitekter

(* landscape, interior, planning and building architects)

More info here...

Union of Landscape Architects in Bulgaria gives its support to GLAU Ukraine

Union of Landscape Architects in Bulgaria gives its support to GLAU Ukraine

We – Union of Landscape Architects in Bulgaria - do accept and support your words, opinions, and suggestions to support Ukrainian Landscape Architects.We feel worried , sad, concerned about human losses and tragedies. As representatives of creative profession, we are very concerned about destroying natural landscapes and cultural heritage because of war.

Union of Landscape Architects in Bulgaria gives its support to IFLA Europe initiative as follow:

Union of Landscape Architects in Bulgaria invites any Ukrainian Landscape Architects who are already in Bulgaria or intend to come here to contact us. At National level we contact with some Crisis Centers for refugees from Ukraine in Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Ruse, Burgas. We give our contacts to spread them between arrivals.

Contact - office@ula-bg.com

On behalf of ULAB
Velyana Naydenova
President

Contact - office@ula-bg.com

bdla Germany supports GLAU and fellow landscape architects!

bdla Germany supports GLAU and fellow landscape architects!

bdla and its headquarter in Berlin offers our colleagues in Ukraine and GLAU association the following support:

  • First contact point for professional requests such as job service and posting of job offers free of charge.
  • General information for refugees of our profession in order to apply for state aid.
  • Help for registration requirements in a federal architects chamber.
  • General Information for students to continue their landscape architecture studies in Germany.

Contact: Thomas Haas
thomas.haas@bdla.de

Website: https://bdla.de/en/

Contact: Thomas Haas

thomas.haas@bdla.de

More info here...

Slovenian Association of Landscape Architects(DKAS) expresses full solidarity to the Ukrainian colleagues and offers information and assistance

Slovenian Association of Landscape Architects(DKAS) expresses full solidarity to the Ukrainian colleagues and offers information and assistance

The Slovenian Association of Landscape Architects(DKAS) expresses full solidarity to the Ukrainian colleagues and offers information and assistance.
The Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning of Slovenia has launched the Emergency license for displaced Ukrainian AEC professionals campaign. The campaign includes free rental of licenses and computers for the equipment of workplaces, which will be occupied in Slovenian offices by architects or landscape architects from Ukraine who arrived in Slovenia as refugees.

For more information, you can contact the DKAS delegate Barbara
Kostanjšek at: kostanjsek.dkas@gmail.com

DKAS Delegate Barbara Kostanjšek at: kostanjsek.dkas@gmail.com

Association of Swiss Landscape Architects (BSLA) in full solidarity with Ukrainian colleagues!

Association of Swiss Landscape Architects (BSLA) in full solidarity with Ukrainian colleagues!

The Association of Swiss Landscape Architects (BSLA) expresses its full solidarity to the Ukrainian colleagues.
The BSLA is ready to provide professional support to Ukrainian landscape architects who are in Switzerland, or who would like to come to Switzerland, and to assist in finding jobs and internships.

Contact:
Peter Wullschleger, Secretary General BSLA
bsla@bsla.ch

Contact:
Peter Wullschleger, Secretary General BSLA
bsla@bsla.ch

Aalto University

Aalto University

Aalto University offers study rights without fees and with scholarships to Ukrainian university students!

Ukrainian students studying at Ukrainian universities as well as degree students who have received asylum from Ukraine may apply to Aalto University for a separate right to study without tuition fees and with a scholarship if the war has interrupted their studies. Support will be offered for at least 40 students.

While the separate study right entitles students to complete individual study units, not a degree, students may apply to Aalto University later for bachelor’s or master’s degree studies. Studies are offered mainly in English-language programmes and courses. Most of the offerings are at the master’s level, some also at the bachelor’s level.

Applications for the separate right to study may be submitted from 16 March until 5 April.

For more information how to apply, please visit here Aalto University

More info here...

APAP Portugal support to Ukrainian Landscape Architects

APAP Portugal support to Ukrainian Landscape Architects

APAP, the Portuguese Association of Landscape Architects expresses solidarity and wishes to inform that if there are Ukrainian Landscape Architects in Portugal or considering coming to Portugal, they should contact APAP for professional assistance.
Contact:
APAP - apoio.tecnico@apap.pt;
Jorge Cancela (President of the General Assembly) - cancela.jorge@gmail.com;

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