EU staff support for flood victims

More than € 100,000 collected to help the communities affected by the recent floods in Europe.

In summer 2021, we have witnessed the disaster unleashed by climate change in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Luxembourg and further afield as the storm moved southwards. 

Many colleagues have reached out to us to ask if the EU Staff COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund could help. Knowing that many colleagues have already donated time and resources to the emergency response, as EU Staff for Climate, we felt that the fund’s network and setting can be an asset to support the victims going forward as they rebuild their lives

This is why we set up a dedicated fundraiser to gather EU staff solidarity to the communities affected by this catastrophe.

Thanks to the generosity of colleagues from all EU institutions, in a few weeks we gathered more than € 100,000

With the help of King Baudouin Foundation and its European partners, our donations went to: 

  • Axedis asbl (Wavre, Belgium) – Recovery of machines and tools destroyed by the floods
  • Athénée royal Verdi (Pepinster Belgium) – Post-flood reconstruction of the school
  • École Duc de Marlborough (Limbourg, Belgium) – Post-flood reconstruction of the school
  • Athénée Royal d’Esneux (Esneux, Belgium) – Restoration of classrooms, small tools and equipment
  • Centre Scolaire Spécialisé Saint-Joseph (Dolhain, Belgium) – Restoration of playground and horticultural equipment
  • Viertelhaus Cardijn (Eupen, Belgium) – Recovery of IT and psychomotor equipment
  • Lebenshilfe Kreisvereinigung Ahrweiler (Sinzig, Germany) – Restoration of facilities and IT equipment
  • Paul-Klee-Schule (Leichlingen, Germany) – Recovery of specific learning material for children with physical and motoric disabilities
  • Gemeinschaftsgrundschule Büscherhof (Cologne, Germany) – Reconstruction of school facilities
  • Die Tafeln food bank (several regions, Germany) – Purchase of food for distribution
  • Astrid-Lindgren-Schule (Schleiden, Germany) – Restoration of schoolyard and street soccer pitch