8 March 2022

Statement from EuroGeographics Management Board

EuroGeographics is founded on a strong culture of collaboration, cooperation and mutual respect. At its heart is a Europe-wide network of geospatial experts, including surveyors, cartographers, geodesists, cadastral and land registration experts and others, committed to serving society. These connections extend beyond professional careers, with many members building long-lasting personal friendships.

We, therefore, unequivocally condemn Russia’s military offensive in Ukraine, which is incompatible with our collective aim of contributing to the public good. Furthermore, we endorse the UN General Assembly’s resolution, demanding an end to military operations, in the hope that dialogue and diplomacy will prevail.

As a result, the participation of the Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography (Rosreestr), and the State Committee on Property of the Republic of Belarus, in the association's activities will be suspended. This will be until further decision by the Management Board, or the EuroGeographics General Assembly. This includes participation in our General Assembly, knowledge exchange events, data production activities, and representation programme.

We sincerely hope that this tragic situation will be solved rapidly, and that we will be able to reconvene soon with all of our long time colleagues and friends.