For many of us here at the board of AIESEC Alumni Europe the fall of the iron curtain in 1989 was the moment which enabled us to live the free life we live today. The vision of AIESEC, the organization we cherish so much as Alumni, is ‘Peace and Fulfillment of Humankind’s Potential’.
War and violence are never the path to achieve anything but destruction. The suffering, the loss of life caused by this war makes us feel extremely sad, helpless and our hearts hurt seeing what is unfolding on our European continent.
We feel extremely worried by the now real possibility of the iron curtain to reappear.
We are not powerless. Peace is the basis to fulfill humankind’s potential, and this is what we all need to stand up for. Our thoughts are with all the people who suffer so much under this war.
We ask you to support AIESECers and Alumni in Ukraine.
We ask you to stay connected with AIESECers and alumni in Russia.
Only with open communication, we can hope to build bridges and bring everyone back to the table.
The Board of AIESEC Alumni Europe
Christiane Stein * Irma Bejdic * Katarina Korenkova * Jean Paul Kenmoe * Jude Ahor * Michael Illert