We welcome all organisations working to improve the lives of those living in the Chernobyl and Fukushima-affected regions to join us. Working together organisations can be stronger, more effective and can achieve real, sustainable, long-term change.
Please read our mission statement.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do we join?

If you would like to join ECN please fill in application form and wait for a contact from our coordinators, than follow instructions and create profile of your organization on partner’s page.

Is there a membership fee?

There is no any membership fee. However if you have an intention to donate for administrative needs of the ECN you are very welcome, please contact us.

What happens after we join?

After you have filled in application form you will be contacted by one of our coordinators with a request to fill in organization’s profile. Your e-mail will be on our mailing list and automatically subscribed to a newsletter. You will receive news and updates concerning development of Network and also work of partners. Moreover we will provide you with information about new opportunities for funding and requests from members who are looking for partners.

As a member of the ECN you will have access to a database of our member, to digital and printed, and possibility to take part in conferences and forums.

How do we create profile of our organization?

When you register you will receive your unique login and password which you need to change after first log-in. Please log in, and go to Partners page, than please find your organization in the list of partners, click on the name of your organization. In a new window you will see fields to fill in. Please complete all the fields and upload your logo. Please pay attention there are private and public fields, if you want your contact information be visible only for members chose option please.

 If you have any troubles please contact us.

Will there be opportunities to meet other ECN members?

Yes there is an opportunity to meet other members once a year on the partnership conference. Also there is a possibility to take part in Social forum in Minsk and other events which are organized by members of the ECN in different countries.

When Action Weeks take place?

Action Weeks usually take place in the last week of April around the date of the Chernobyl Anniversary on April 26th. Different initiatives organize various events around this date but most have a candlelit vigil each year. In the year 2014 some countries have organized Action Weeks in March linking invents with the March 8th commemoration date for Fukushima.

Who are organizing Action Weeks in different countries?

Action Weeks are initiated and co-ordinated by IBB Dortmund but actions are planned and designed only by partners independently in every country. Each country and each member decide for themselves what, where and how to organize.

How to get involved?

Please fill in our application form and contact us. In your request please explain your interest in Action Weeks

Who are the “liquidators”?

“Liquidators” is the name that has been given to the brave men and women from the USSR who risked their lives to help make safe the stricken reactor number 4 at the Chernobyl and to “clean up” the highly contaminated areas in and around the site. In just seven months, a huge sarcophagus structure was constructed to entomb the reactor building remains, built in steel and concrete, in horrifically deadly radioactive conditions. Without Liquidators, Europe would have been a nuclear graveyard. Had the molten core come in to contact with the water it would have created a nuclear explosion of massive proportions which would have caused a “nuclear winter” across Europe.

Why should we talk with “liquidators”?

Of the 860, 000 men and women who were drafted in as Liquidators over a period of three years following the disaster, it is estimated that over 200,000 have since died prematurely due to their exposure to high levels of radiation. Many of those that are still alive today are taking medication to try to combat the effects of the radiation doses they received. Liquidators give us a unique opportunity to listen to and question witnesses from Chernobyl, to get to the truth of what really happened and the terrible consequences resulting from it.