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United for peace

The entire SKEMA community — students, employees, alumni and SKEMA's partners — are joining forces across the world to face the unfortunate situation that is currently unfolding. Mobilised more than ever today, SKEMA Business School, which strongly condemns the attacks in Ukraine is counting on its forces to promote solidarity. To do this, SKEMA draws its strength and solidarity from all the territories where it is present.

On this page, you will find all the actions and initiatives implemented by the SKEMA United community. 

SKEMA United Solidarity Fund

SKEMA Business School is launching an appeal to its community to support the victims of the war in Ukraine.

Our first fundraising target is €200,000. Each donation will be matched 100% by the school up to a total of €400,000.

The funds raised will be used, in part, to help SKEMA students who are suffering the consequences of the conflict, whatever their origin. The rest will be donated to the French Red Cross as part of its campaign to support the Ukrainian population.

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SKEMA supports the PAUSE solidarity programme for Ukrainian researchers

SKEMA Business School has associated itself with the PAUSE programme (Programme d'accueil en urgence des scientifiques en exil), which began on 16 January 2017. On 1 March, this programme launched a call for solidarity towards Ukrainian researchers in danger. The special appeal for emergency aid to Ukrainian researchers under threat will ultimately provide financial assistance to researchers and their families for a period of three months. This emergency reception in France will enable researchers to prepare, in collaboration with the host institution, an application to the PAUSE programme.

Find more informations on the College de France website.

Updated on May 5, 2022

The HOPE association has initiated an impactful solidarity movement on our campuses.

On the Sophia Antipolis campus

Since March 3, students from the HOPE* humanitarian association at the Sophia Antipolis campus have been organising a collection of food, infant products and hygiene products on the campus, in conjunction with the Maison des Associations de Cannes, the student-partner of this solidarity operation for refugees. In May, the HOPE association in Sophia-Antipolis has already collected 70 bags and boxes of food, baby food, clothes and hygiene products for the refugees. The donation will continue this summer on the Sophia-Antipolis campus. A box will be available for SKEMA employees, students and partners to make donations. 


On the Lille campus

From Monday, March 7, students at SKEMA's Lille campus are launching a collection of non-perishable food items and hygiene products in Hall A of the Lille campus. The students are working in partnership with the grocery store Comptoirs de l'Est. The products collected by the students will be transported to the Ukrainian-Polish border and refugee camps.

Thanks to donations from students, collaborators and SKEMA partners on the Lille campus, students have already filled a dumpster with food, warm second-hand clothing and hygiene products. The association HOPE has contacted the Lille grocery store Comptoirs de l'Est and the delivery was made on the Ukrainian-Polish border at the end of March. Currently, the collection is ongoing on campus and a new shipment is planned soon.

On the Grand Paris Campus

The students of the HOPE association on the Grand Paris campus are collecting food items from SKEMA employees, students and partners for the refugees. The members of HOPE have set up collection boxes in the KCENTER, the entrance hall, the association premises and in the HOPE association room. At the Grand Paris Campus, boxes of medicines, care kits and hygiene products were donated via the association Coeur Ukraine.

Here is the list of products requested:

  • Thermal blankets, sleeping bags, throw blankets, mattresses, pillows (clean and in good condition)
  • Dry food products (pasta, rice, sugar, powdered milk)
  • Shower gel, toothpaste and brushes, nappies, paper towels, antiseptic, alcohol, reusable and disposable masks, sanitary pads, cotton swabs
  • Tents, cots, microfiber towels, reusable dish sets (clean and in good condition)
  • Batteries, candles, torches. Warm clothing and baby products

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