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The Parc Científic de Barcelona, Biocat and the organizations at the PCB made a joint statement condemning the Russian army’s attack on the Ukrainian population. This morning, Biocat CEO Robert Fabregat took part in an event at the Park with all the member organizations.  

The statement expresses that the signatories:  

  • Condemn the Russian army’s unjustified military intervention against Ukrainian civilians, which began on Thursday, February 24 and has already claimed hundreds of civilian and military victims.
  • Join the many expressions of support from the international community and particularly in the European Union and the United Nations, calling for an end to violence in Ukrainian territory, de-escalation of the conflict and a return to diplomacy and dialog.
  • Call attention, as an academic, research and innovation community, to the huge loss of lives and the social, environmental and economic impact of this devastating attack and its effect on the academic and innovation community in Ukraine and Russia specifically and Europe in general.
  • Stand with the Ukrainian people, as there is no possible justification for the use of military aggression as an instrument for resolving territorial disputes, which violates both international law and basic human rights.

Robert Fabregat called “for dialog, respect and words to resolve this situation, which has a direct impact on the people.” In addition to warning of the conflict’s repercussions on the academic and innovation community in Ukraine and Russia specifically and Europe in general.

Other shows of solidarity with the Ukrainian people from organizations in the BioRegion outside the Barcelona Science Park have been led by Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, IDIBELL, Grifols, startups as Impress or DocPlanner, and the Col·legi de Metges de Barcelona, among others. ACCIÓ has also launched a packet of measures to mitigate the effects of the war.

Moreover, on an international level, six research centers in the BioRegion are taking part in  #ScienceForUkraine, an initiative to help the Ukrainian scientific community continue their work outside their country. The project has already received offers from over 500 research centers in Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Chile, Brazil, Japan and Israel.

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