The European Union, its Member States and Europeans across the continent are mobilised in support of people fleeing the war in Ukraine. We are working on all fronts to support Ukraine with assistance, humanitarian aid and civil protection. This specific initiative wants to support researchers of Ukraine by providing them with an overview of all existing actions at European and national levels.
In order to provide the research community with useful and up-to-date information, this section will be updated regularly based on the evolution of the situation and the needs to address.
Find useful information in Switzerland
Switzerland helps people in need of protection who have fled from Ukraine by granting protection status S, the right to stay as a war refugee (further information).
Ukrainians newly arriving in Switzerland should report directly to one of the six federal asylum centres to obtain protection status S. They offer accommodation places for a short period. Registration takes place here, and registered refugees are then assigned to a canton. The canton decides whether to provide accommodation itself or – in cooperation with the Swiss Refugee Council – organises accommodation with private host families.
Refugees who are already in private accommodation in Switzerland can submit an online application for an appointment at a federal asylum centre for registration.
Questions can be submitted by e-mail to the address firstname.lastname@example.org. A Ukraine Helpline is also available at +41 58 465 99 11 (from 10-12 and 14-16).
How can Ukrainian protection seekers finance their livelihood in Switzerland?
The Confederation facilitates social and professional integration in Switzerland. All persons with protection status S receive social assistance from the canton - and they can pursue a job (including self-employment) without a waiting period. Children can go to school.
Together with the cantons, the State Secretariat for Migration SEM will examine the needs of the persons admitted. The cantons are free to provide further integration benefits.
Dedicated Ukraine support pages of the Swiss EURAXESS institutions
Member States and Associated countries
The Commission and EU Member States work together at all levels to channel humanitarian and civil protection support to Ukraine and neighbouring countries. Below you can find an overview of the most useful information per country: