The CERCA system of Catalonia’s research centres currently includes 42 centres employing around 12,000 people. It is now a European leader in research and innovation excellence.
The CERCA system opposes all forms of war to resolve disagreements between people, countries or regions. There is no rational justification for loss of human life through war.
We condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has resulted in so many deaths and numbers of displaced people, forced to leave their lives and their country behind.
Furthermore, this war is also a direct threat to the lives of people in Ukraine’s scientific community and the future of Ukrainian science.
The CERCA centres support the initiatives promoted by other European research institutions and we intend to carry out various actions to support them, to prevent a lost generation of scientists in this country.