25 February 2022

Statement of the Executive Board of the European Mathematical Society on ICM 2022 in Russia

Volker Mehrmann, President of the European Mathematical Society

The Executive Board of the European Mathematical Society is deeply concerned about the Russian invasion in Ukraine and expresses its strong solidarity with the people of Ukraine and our fellow mathematicians in Ukraine. While International Mathematical Congresses (ICM) have been and always will be a way to unite the world community of mathematicians, under the current circumstances, we call on the International Mathematical Union not to proceed with the ICM in Russia in July 2022.

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UPDATE (26/2/2022): The International Mathematical Union has announced that the International Congress of Mathematicians July 2022 will be held fully (and freely) online, instead of in Russia. Full statement from the IMU at this link.

The EMS is an affiliate member of the IMU, and the EMS Executive Commitee welcomes this decision.