UNBROKEN Summit: How Can Associations Support Ukraine’s Recovery?

In a sequel to the UNBROKEN Ukraine Call to Action, The Iceberg reports from the recent UIA Congress to understand how the architectural sector is leveraging its Congress & Community to meet the intellectual resources required by Ukraine. Bettina Reventlow-Mourier, Deputy Director of the Copenhagen Convention Bureau combines with 2023 UIA Congress President and Head of Institute at the Royal Danish Academy, Natalie Mossin, to illustrate the positive contribution that associations can deliver, and are delivering.

The international architectural community also convened recently at the Lviv Urban Forum where Japanese architect Shigeru Ban and his team delivered the blueprint for the new surgical block planned for the UNBROKEN Rehabilitation Centre which now needs construction, equipment, and funding to make it a reality.

The UNBROKEN Summit is another step closer to connecting international associations to Ban’s vision for the Surgical Centre alongside a new UNBROKEN Kids Centre, additional accommodation for the injured, and scaled-up healthcare equipment and services.

What is emerging from association leaders is that professional communities are eager to provide the support that Ukrainian members or leaders identify. The UNBROKEN Call to Action issued to the international association sector through the business event and association sector leadership including PCMA, ESAE, ICCA, and ASSOCIATION WORLD is a step closer towards securing these resources.

International associations are encouraged to send local attendance in Lviv by Ukrainian members, and participate remotely via the hybrid event from 29-31st October at https://unbrokensummit.com/

Mossin: “If we cannot meet across borders, how can we then understand that we are one world?”


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