Chernobyl Children’s Project (UK) took part in the launch meeting of the European Chernobyl Network in Germany in November 2010. This meeting was hosted by IBB, a German organisation which has many educational and social projects in Belarus. Taking part were charities from Spain, Holland, Austria, France, Ireland and UK as well as a number of German organisations.
Our objectives are to:
For the 25th Anniversary of Chernobyl in 2011 charities across Europe staged candlelight vigils, held exhibitions and organised meetings at which liquidators spoke (liquidators are the people who were involved in fighting the fire at Chernobyl, mitigating the effects of the disaster and then cleaning up afterwards)
IBB continues to fund liquidators to travel to various European countries each April.
At a Conference in Poland in October 2014 members of ECN decided it was time to enlarge the scope of the network, partly because of the Fukushima Disaster, and it was re-launched as the International Chernobyl Network.
ICN now has almost 100 member organisations in 18 countries
CCP(UK) Director Linda Walker is a member of the Co-ordination Committee for the International Chernobyl Network.