The Russian invasion of Ukraine is not only raping and destroying a European democratic and sovereign country, killing or endangering the lives of individuals and families. The insane military aggression is also undermining Ukraine’s economy, including hundreds of printing companies.
In every country in the world, the printing and publishing industry is a cornerstone of the free flow of ideas. Everyone involved — authors, publishers, printers, and printing and paper engineers — are part of a cultural, technological, and professional ecosystem that we have a duty to nurture and defend.
As independent publishers and influencers in the European printing and packaging industry, and founding members of the EDP Association, we pursue the mission of increasing the knowledge and well-being of all print entrepreneurs and workers. No one should be left behind.
In the last few weeks, we started an intense conversation with our Ukrainian EDP partner Igor Agarkov, publisher of Print+. Together with other European colleagues, we immediately supported him financially for the magazine’s continuity and relaunch once the war is over. Igor will help us promote activities and engage Ukrainian printers who need (or will need) help. Some of EDP’s European partners, opinion makers, agencies and businesses have already decided to support this initiative. All are welcome to join the network.
Who Can Join?
Anyone can donate, support or stand with us: printers, suppliers, manufacturers, publishers, trade shows, and any accredited member of our industry.
Any Ukrainian printing company can join the platform, report their distress and needs, and start a conversation with their counterparts. They will be eligible to receive help in proportion to their actual needs.
What Are We Doing?
What Can You Donate?
How Will We Recognize Ourselves?
The aggression against a European country, geographically and culturally close to us, has awakened our consciences and led us to mobilize. But we can’t forget that violence and oppression cause suffering in many areas of the world. If our project is effective, we will have the opportunity in the future to support other struggling printing markets.