Dear friends and partners,
I would like to thank you, both personally and in the name of the staff of the Youth Department, for the numerous messages of sympathy and solidarity we have received following the tragic attack on 11 December 2018 in Strasbourg. Your empathy and support means a lot to us.
I am relieved to inform you that, thankfully, all of the participants in our current activities in the European Youth Centre and staff are safe.
Our thoughts and deepest sympathy go out to the victims and their families.
During this moment of grief and sadness, we are even more committed to continuing our work with and for young people. Assisting young people in advocating human rights and democracy, in promoting peace and social inclusion, and in standing up against hatred and violence is our responsibility and obligation.
Head of the Youth Department